Tribal Culture

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Pinki Biswas Sanyal
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Shruti Chakraborty
We comb through the unique tribal practices in Chhattisgarh’s heartland, where once the modest comb was highly regarded as a symbol of a Muria man’s love and desire. (Photo Source: Courtesy Mushtak Khan/Sahapedia)   There is no doubt that anything can be turned into an object that symbolises love…
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Riddhi Pandey
The Baiga community has been identified as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group. This community, mainly residing in the Baiga Chak region of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, is known for its intimate relationship with the forests and its wildlife, and has experienced dramatic setbacks in its ways…
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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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Suvadip Chakraborty
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This is the song of the Jaale Maha, i.e. the fourth day of the Saharay Festival. This song describes the heart break of a young village woman who ordered cheap bangles and black and white beads necklace from a rural peddler. But the peddler forgets to bring her those bangles. So she is singing of…
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  This is the song of the Khuntao Maha, i.e. the third day of the Saharay Festival. This song describes the detrimental effect of early marriage on a young mother. She is becoming sad after seeing her friends singing and dancing together during the festival. But she cannot join them as she is a…
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  This is the song of the first day of the Saharay festival. This song depicts the extreme happiness of the villagers as the festival has been declared and the married daughters or sisters of the village will visit their parental homes during the festival.
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Suvadip Chakraborty
This module is on the Saharay festival of the Santhal Community of Purulia district of West Bengal, the most important tradition of the community. Aggressive modernisation has resulted in the Santhals rapidly losing their ancient culture inherited from their ancestors. As the Santhalis believe in '…
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