Tag Archives: Sabar

“Real history is created by ordinary people”: Mahashweta Devi (1926-2016), a writer who became a voice of marginalised communities

Mahashweta Devi, a writer who became a voice of marginalised communities DTE Staff, Thursday 28 July 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> Mahashweta Devi was not just an onlooker, but a responsible representative of the downtrodden and … Continue reading

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Telling the story of the Sabars: Mahasweta Devi’s historical novel “The Book of the Hunter” set in 6th-century Bengal

UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA, The Hindu, Sunday, Jul 07, 2002 | Read the full review here >> MAHASWETA DEVI’S novel The Book of the Hunter (first published in Bengali as Byadhkhanda in 1994), is the latest in Seagull’s excellent ongoing enterprise to … Continue reading

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History and tourism: A homeland for “tribals who had dreamed of a separate state for a long time” – Jharkhand

History and Geography Jharkhand which came into being on 15 November 2000 as the 28th State of the Union is the homeland of the tribals who had dreamed of a separate state for a long time. According to legend, Raja … Continue reading

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Giving a fresh impetus to endangered tribal customs: “Art forms are aboriginal and yet scientific” – Jharkhand

The Telegraph, Kolkata, Monday , October 13 , 2014 A cultural renaissance of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) of Jharkhand is not a distant dream. In an attempt to prepare a directory of their dying livelihood skills, art forms … Continue reading

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A Tale of Tribal Puppetry: Adivasi Putulkatha, a documentary film – Bengal & Jharkhand

The video Adivasi Putulkatha: A Tale of Tribal Puppetry by Kaushik Sengupta and Sangita Datta is a documentary film on the puppetry of Bengal and Jharkhand Border Area. Produced at a time when rapid modernization and the mass media accelerated the … Continue reading

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