Category Archives: Music and dance

Finding one’s life partner as member of the Raj Gond or Kolam community: The Dandari-Ghusadi dance festival ending on Diwali – Telangana

The Hindu, Adilabad, October 29, 2016 | To view the photo in larger size and read the full article, click here >> The Dandari-Ghusadi dance festival, which ends on Diwali, is an opportunity for the eligible bachelors to find their life partners and … Continue reading

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Video | The Baikho festival of the Rabha tribe: “A wonderful legacy of vibrant culture, traditions and rituals” – Assam

Assam: Baikho festival highlights vibrant culture of Rabha tribe in Goalpara To view the Times of India video, click here >> The rich tribal culture of India’s northeast region carries a wonderful legacy of vibrant culture, traditions and rituals. The tribes … Continue reading

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”No one wants the forest to disappear”: Dr. Felix Padel on peace, justice, the Forest Rights Act and music

Bittu Sahgal, sanctuaryasia.com Felix Padel is a London-born anthropologist-activist. Among other things, he was Professor, School of Rural Management, Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Jaipur, during 2012-2014. A great, great grandson of Charles Darwin, he studied classical Latin, Greek, … Continue reading

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Video | Reviving the Huka Banam: Fiddle of choice for the Santal communities – West Bengal

To download the full report, click here >> The Banam of the Santals is a primitive folk fiddle which accompanies many Santal dances. The Banam comes in various shapes and forms – Dhodro, Huka, Kendri and more recently, Phentor. While the Dhodro Banam is prevalent in … Continue reading

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Tip | Ten success stories from all over India: Arts and crafts, community service, democracy, education, fashion, film, health, literature, performing arts and women’s achievements

Community facilities – Tagore’s Santiniketan, “an Abode of Learning Unlike Any in the World” | Learn more >> Crafts and visual arts – Araku Tribal Museum: “Like being in the world of local tribes” | Learn more >> Democracy –  Trust India’s “village republics” to … Continue reading

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