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A martial arts festival that keep a tradition alive and profitable for practitioners: Tournaments conducted by the Khasi Hills Archery Sports Association – Meghalaya

In hilly Shillong, dream-interpreting locals and tribal archers combine to practise ‘Teer’ gambling Arka Bhattacharya, scroll.in, Feb 10, 2017  | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> The capital of Meghalaya likes to bet big and … Continue reading

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Munda martial arts – Jharkhand

The Munda community of Jharkhand performs the Paika Dance. It is a stylized representation of the rituals connected with the preparations of war. The dancers hold bows, arrows, spears, swords and shields and the dance is, in fact a stylized … Continue reading

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A tribal martial art valued for helping actors and patients to “make connections between the body and mind”: Seraikela Chhau – West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand & Manipur

Photo Essay | Behind the mask Prachi Jawadekar Wagh, Livemint.com, 23 August 2013 Though popular in Orissa, West Bengal and Jharkhand, Chhau is yet to be embraced and acknowledged in the rest of the country | To view more photos … Continue reading

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A living martial art-based dance form: The practice of Firkal in a remote Bhumij tribal village of Chotanagpur – Jharkhand

Shekher Phadnis, Maharaja Features | To read the full article in The Deccan Herald, click here >> Firkal is an unusual name for a dance form. Many scholars of Indian dance as well as social anthropologists have not heard of … Continue reading

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The last frontier of Firkal martial art of Chotanagpur area – Jharkhand

Shekher Phadnis, Maharaja Features, The Telegraph, 18 March 2012 No mention has been made of it in ancient treatises, history books, traveller’s account or even in archaelogical records. Older than Kalaripayattu, and even those martial art forms that trace its origins … Continue reading

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