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Baha Parab

BAHA in Santali means flower. It is the second biggest festival of Santal after SORHAI, the harvest festival. It is also considered the holiest festival of all and celebrated in the Bengali month of Falgun (Feb-March) every year.

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Banam

Banam, a single-string wooden lute or fiddle, is one of the ancient musical instruments of the Santal tribe. The instrument is made of wood; the lower part is covered with the hide of the Bengal monitor lizard and tightened with bamboo pegs.

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Garowani songs

Prior to the construction of motorable roads in various parts of India the 'Palki' or palanquin and bullock carts were the only available means of transport for local people.

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Folk science in folk culture

Folk traditions of the world hold the anthropological structures which create natural probabilities for socio-cultural-spiritual traditions.

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Aoleang monyu and its significance

Aoleang means “a great feast” its feast is celebrated to honor the visit of a divine (Almighty) over the land of the ‘KONYAK’.

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Faqir Lalon Saha

Faqir Lalon also known as Lalon Sain, Lalon Shah, Lalon Fakir or Mahatma Lalon was a prominent Bengali philosopher, Baul saint, mystic, songwriter, social reformer and thinker from the Indian subcontinent.

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A glimpse of Life Centric songs of aboriginal Lodhas

Jhargram is the beautiful not only for green forest but also for its ethnic group. There is peaceful co-existence of Santal, Munda, Sabar, Lodha, Kharia, and Mahali like tribe in the rocky soilof Jhargram. Their festivals, songs dances and above all...

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The Politics Of Folk

The term ‘folk’ has been derived from the root-word ‘folklore’ coined by the English Antiquarian William Thoms in 1846 to describe the “traditions, customs and superstitions of the uncultured classes”.

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