Category Archives: Customs

“The Melodies of the Banam: One of the ancient musical instruments of the Santals” (Museum Day 2018) – West Bengal

Date and venue 9th December 2018 at 2:30 pm, at Museum of Santal Culture, Bishnubati, Birbhum Chief Guest Dr. Ratan Soren, Head, Dept. of Santali & Member, Centre for Adivasi Studies and Museum, Vidyasagar University, Medinipur Guests of Honour Prof. Ranjana Roy, … Continue reading

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Giving ‘voice’ to Adivasi communities in India and inspiring projects in other states: Bhasha Research and Publication Centre – Gujarat

Bhasha Research and Publication Centre was founded in 1996 with the purpose of giving ‘voice’ to Adivasi communities in India. The Adivasi Academy is founded by Bhasha at Tejgadh in Chhotaudepur district of Gujarat as an institute to combine the … Continue reading

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The main festival celebrated of the Santal community (December-January): Sorhae “thanksgiving” – West Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam, Nepal, and Bangladesh

Singing and Dancing, a Festivity of Unity By Boro Baski | Translated by Joel Tudu Sorhae is the biggest festival of the Santals. The Santals of Malda, Murshidabad, Dinajpur, Birbhum, Bardhaman district, together with the Santals of Jharkhand, Assam, Nepal, and … Continue reading

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“Archery is the traditional game of Chhattisgarh”: Youngsters who excel – Jharkhand & Chhattisgarh

For recent reports on “tribal archery”, “Adivasi sport”, “tribes martial art” and similar topics, use the search field seen below: Google custom search – Indian press coverage of tribal culture and education Jharkand’s Wonder Boy: Prodigious Tribal Teen Archer Wins … Continue reading

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An experiment in intercultural communication: “Learning from the people in the villages, value their way of life” – West Bengal

Since the beginning of my work with people of the Santal villages, Ghosaldanga and Bishnubati, close to Santiniketan, it has been important to me that it is not a one-way street. Giving and receiving should be equally important. This means … Continue reading

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