Harvest festival

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Tarini Manchanda
The Hornbill Festival is a state-sponsored event that is meant to showcase the various tribes of Nagaland. It is said to have started as an inter-tribal festival, meant for the 16 tribes of Nagaland to interact with each other. In its current form, the festival is held at Kisama village—12…
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Tarini Manchanda
Khiamniungan is one of the major Naga tribes, inhabiting the Tuensang and Noklak districts and the adjoining areas of Myanmar. Khiamniungan literally translates to source of great waters. Farming is one of the primary occupations of the people of this region. The Khiamniungan tribals, who…
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Tarini Manchanda
At the state-sponsored Hornbill Festival, the Garo cultural troupe performed a harvest dance, part of their popular Wangala festival celebrations that usually takes place in October–November. One of the 16 state-recognised tribes in Nagaland, the Garo tribe lives in areas across Meghalaya, Nagaland…
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George Jerry Jacob
Khazans are part of a traditional agro-aqua integrated system practised by local communities for equitable sharing of resources between farmers and fishers. They are reclaimed lands recovered from marshes, with bunds preventing the ingress of tidal waters. They are generally used for pisciculture…
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George Jerry Jacob
The Zuari is a tidal river originating in the Dighi ghat of the Sahyadris in Karnataka. The Mandovi and Zuari Rivers are joined by the Cumbarjua canal near their estuaries give rise to the largest estuarine complex of Goa which is the lifeline of its economy. The rivers and the surrounding…
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Anubha Sinha
Chhattisgarh is a state where one finds many vibrant communities– the adivasis and the non-adivasis, where migrant and indigenous communities have come to share their cultures and festivals. Chher-Chhera is an important harvest festival of the year that is celebrated on a full moon’s night in…
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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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Manan Kapoor
For most agrarian societies, harvest festivals are an integral part of their culture, and India is no different. Often, each community has a different name for the celebrations, but there is a lot that is common in the intent and festivities. Here we look at three—Ugadi, Gudi Padwa and Mopin—that…
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Suvadip Chakraborty
  Purulia, the westernmost district of West Bengal, is known as one of the state’s most under-developed regions. But very few would know about the history of socio-cultural revolt in Purulia. We can find various references to this land in different ancient Indian pieces of literature as Bajrabhumi…
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In this article, Durga Bhagvat looks into the Karma festival, the harvest festival celebrated in parts of Madhya Pradesh and the adjoining states, along with the story behind the festival, the rituals, songs and dances associated with it.
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