Folklore

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This video is a recording of the dantkatha of Karan byah. These tales are not a part of the Mahabharat, but have been heard by Lakhan Singh Dhruv from the elders. These are called Labed (oral) Katha in Chhattisgrahi.    This content has been created as part of a project commissioned by the…
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This video is a recording of Shyamlal Chauhan's recitation of Karna Janam Katha with his 'hunkari' Shyamlal Gond.  It was recorded in Amanmethi, Sarguja, Chhattisgarh in 2018.   This content has been created as part of a project commissioned by the Directorate of Culture and archaeology, Government…
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  Pandvani is one of the most celebrated forms of folklore from Chhattisgarh. Before it became a professional performative genre , the Pandavani consisted of different forms of oral lore in circulation in this region. Initially there were lores that belonged to the Gond adivasis of this region.…
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Pandvani is one of the most celebrated forms of folklore from Chhattisgarh. In recent recent years its popularity outside this region owes much to the lauded performer Teejan Bai. Known mostly as a regional/ folk version of the Mahabharata, its terms of relationship with the Sanskrit epic are…
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  Pandvani is one of the most celebrated forms of folklore from Chhattisgarh. In recent recent years its popularity outside this region owes much to the lauded performer Teejan Bai. Known mostly as a regional/ folk version of the Mahabharata, its terms of relationship with the Sanskrit epic are…
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 पंडवानी के पुरोधा श्री झाडूराम देवांगन जी वेदमती शैली के शीर्षस्त एवं सिंद्धस्त कलाकार थे. महाभारत कथा को लोक धुन में बांध कर जो प्रस्तुति करते थे वे अद्भुद और मनमोहक होता था. पंडवानी गायन का एकल अभिनय भारत वर्ष में बेजोड़ है. महाभारत कथा पर आधारित संपूर्ण भारत के अन्य प्रांतो में भी आंचलित भाषाओ…
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The Pardhans are bards to Gond Adivasis. Traditionally they go to gond homes every year after the harvest, singing songs of Gond  genealogy and gods while playing the Bana. In their role as mediators between humans and gods, they are also called Pathari. The Pandvani of the Gonds recount adventures…
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The Gonds relate stories of the Pandavas in which Bheem plays a central role.  One of the many mythologies around Bheem connects him to the mandar baja, a musical instrument that causes rain to fall when played. Bheem plays the mandar baja which appeases god Indra, and leads to rain. In the month…
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Pandvani is one of the most celebrated forms of folklore from Chhattisgarh. In recent recent years its popularity outside this region owes much to the lauded performer Teejan Bai. Known mostly as a regional/ folk version of the Mahabharata, its terms of relationship with the Sanskrit epic are…
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Chetan Devangan is the chief disciple of the famous Pandvani singer Jhaduram Devangan. He is the senior most Pandvani singer. He is not only a Pandvani singer but a logist of oral traditions and especially, Pandvani. In this conversation, Chetan Devangan talks about the trajectory of Pandvani in…
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