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Santals and Santiniketan: Rabindranath’s concept of raising everyday life on to a higher level – West Bengal

It is well-known that Rabindranath Tagore harboured a special affection for the Santhals in the villages around Santiniketan. He saw in their life a special beauty. They combine the tilling of the earth as farmers with poetry, songs and dance. … Continue reading

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Video | Santal flute played by Gokul Hansda: Reviving traditional culture in Santal villages around Santiniketan – West Bengal

Gokula Hansda – Santal bamboo flute (Har tiriyo) Gokula Hansda is a Santal educator and co-founder of Kulhidhuri, an organization devoted to preserving and reviving traditional Santal culture. Its members collect and sing traditional Santal songs at festivals throughout West Bengal, Jharkhand … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Baha Parab, the Santal Flower Festival “celebrating Man’s Communion with Nature” – West Bengal

Baha Parab (Celebrating Man’s Communion with Nature)by Dr. Boro Baski, Bishnubati Baha Parab 28th Year of Adibasi Baha Parab (Santal Flower Festival), organized by Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust, successfully celebrated with various eventful programmes on 9thMarch 2017. BAHA means ‘flower’ in Santali … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Baha festival spring festival: Ushering in new hope and new life – West Bengal

Photos © Elisabeth den Otter 2012 The Santals call themselves Hor Hopon, meaning child or children of human beings. It is only in the mouth of others that they are regionally called Santal, SanthaI, Saotar, and Sotar. [p. 7] The festivals … Continue reading

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Museums recommended by the Daricha Foundation: A window to the world for India’s tribal arts and their practitioners – West Bengal

AKSHAYAKUMARMAITREYAHERITAGE MUSEUM, North Bengal University AMULYA PRATNASHALA, Hooghly ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, Tamluk ASUTOSH MUSEUM OF INDIAN ART, University of Calcutta BAGNAN ANANDA NIKETAN KIRTISHALA, Howrah BANGIYA SAHITA PARISHAD CHITRASALA, Kolkata BISHNUPUR ACHARJYA JOGESH CHANDRA PURAKRITI BHAWAN (BANKURA DISTRICT MUSEUM) CENTRAL MUSEUM, … Continue reading

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