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Video | “Baihar Hana Sare” (Over the Green Field): Song 8 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

8 Baihar Hana Sare (Over the Green Field) [Starting from 10:48] ThemeThis is the song we have composed for our Non-formal Santal school, the Rolf Schoembs Vidyashram. The students and teachers of the school sing it regularly. It describes how … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Sowing seeds and organizing rallies: Santal children’s awareness building campaign on the importance of tree plantation and water preservation – West Bengal

By mid-June we used to have the rainy season and the cultivation would be over by this time in our state. Our main crop rice cultivation is fully depended on rain water. This change of weather is happening since last … Continue reading

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Is “brick house” the only sign of development? – West Bengal

Dr. Boro Baski; translated from Bengali to English by Asha BaskiOriginally published in Anandabazar Patrika (India’s most widely read Bengali daily) I was born in a Santal village in Birbhun District. In my childhood I saw how my mother cleaned … Continue reading

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Video | “Dhuri Daka” (Rice made of Dust): Song 7 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

7 Dhuri Daka (Rice made of Dust) [Starting from 5:46] ThemeA boy tells a girl:Oh Muni, you may have forgotten the days when we played together under the banyan tree. Playfully we cooked dust as if it were rice and tree-leaves … Continue reading

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Video | “Dungri latar” (At the Foothill): Song 6 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

6 Dungri latar (At the Foothill) [Starting from 1:06] ThemeA boy tells a girl:At the foothill in the stone quarry, I see you carrying stone chips on your head and become sad, Muni. For money and earthly pleasure you spoil … Continue reading

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