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Video | Sidi ritual performance

The Sidis of Gujarat are a tribal Sufi community of East African origin which came to India eight centuries ago and made Gujarat their home. They carried with them their exceptionally rich musical tradition and kept it alive and flourishing … Continue reading

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Video | Hanmi: A Treasure Trove of Oral Heritage – Karnataka

Published on Oct 13, 2012 Hanmi is the one of the few artists who has mastered the oral epic songs and other verbal art. She belongs to Gamokkalu tribe from Uttara Kannada district Karnataka. Sadly now Hanmi is the only … Continue reading

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Video | Processing grain among the Halakki people – Karnataka

Watch how women of the Halakki people of Uttara Kannada district process harvested grain in a traditional manner. This practice is also believed to improve social bonds. Video by Venkatesh Lakshmanan © 2011

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Sacred forests and groves in the West Ghats – Goa, Karnataka & Kerala

Forests have been the lifeline for tribals and other forest dwelling communities since distant past. Communities have been setting aside certain patches of land or forest dedicated to a deity or village God, protected and worshipped called Devachirai in Goa. … Continue reading

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