There are over 300 architecturally, culturally and religiously distinct homes across Tulunadu (coastal Karnataka ranging from Dakshina Kannada to Kasargod in Kerala) that stand as physical representations of Tulu culture. These homes, known as guttumane, emerged in the region around the fifth…
Since my childhood I have come to associate the word brewing with an image of a serving tray with a steaming pot of ‘Darjeeling tea’ in white bone china cups. It was not until my early adulthood that I learnt to associate the word brewing with alcohol—brewing as a sophisticated process of cooking,…
She has worked relentlessly among the Adivasis in the tribal belt of Thane and Palghar districts of Maharashtra in the process of their articulation, assertion and autonomy.
Following is an edited transcript of the interview conducted with Shiraz Prabhu at her residence and Dahanu beach, on…
Tethe suryesar deva
Tyaca ujeda padala
Tetha jagisara deva
Tetha bijesara deva
Jyaca bija padala
Hota navarica ra deva
Tetha bijesara deva
Tyaca bija phutala
Tetha dhomesara deva
Tyaca dhome hutala
Tetha tadesara deva
Tyala tadamada rana
Tetha ambesara deva ...
The Sun God was present…
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…
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…
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…