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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…
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.
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 '…
Wayanad, in Kerala, is often described as the ‘valley of heaven’. Situated around 2,500–2,700 feet above sea level, it is a rich reserve of rare biodiversity. A mountain range of considerable significance in the Western Ghats, it has an area of 2132 sq. km, of which 37.07% is covered in forests.…