Arunachal Pradesh

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Dr Manash Pratim Borah
He was a 2006 Grammy Award nominee in the 'Traditional World Music' category for his album Tibetan Master Chant. He acquired his Geshe degree (PhD) from Drepung Loseling Monastery, Karnataka, and is well-trained in the monastic dance ritual of cham. He has performed chanting with renowned…
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Dr Manash Pratim Borah
The etymological meaning of cham is dance. In the broader context, cham in Arunachal Pradesh can be divided into two categories—pantomime and monastic dance. Both the dances are religious by nature, but the monastic dance is considered more sacred.  Pantomime was originally started by a famous…
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Dr Manash Pratim Borah
The Cham (dance) is associated with some sects of Tibetan Buddhism. This module looks at its practice in four different Buddhist monasteries, belonging to the Geluk and the Nyingma sects, of West Kameng and Tawang districts of Arunachal Pradesh. There is emphasis on diversified folk elements of…
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Manan Kapoor
India has a host of harvest festivals, of which Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Bihu are some of the more popular ones. However, there are several other similar harvest festivals celebrated by various tribes, regions and cultures that might not be as well known, but are an essential aspect of…
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M.D. Muthukumaraswamy
‘Creation myths’, basically stories and lore that explain how the world and life began, are universal, and diverge across states, countries, indigenous communities, and even religions such as Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. In fact, to paraphrase Levi-Strauss, we may not even realise…
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Tasso Rinya
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An excerpt from Arunachal: Peoples, Arts and Adornments in India's Eastern Himalayas by Peter van Ham. To buy visit http://www.amazon.in/Arunachal-People-Adorments-Eastern-Himalayas/dp/93… For more information visit http://niyogibooksindia.com/
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The journal Indian Folklife is published quarterly by India's National Folklore Support Centre. This is Serial 28, January 2008; on  Folklore and Environment.
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