Gouranga Chattopadhyay preferred to call these ethnic communities as ‘Fringe Communities’ with the argument that ‘Certain communities in India have tended to stay on the fringes of the Indian society, in terms of participation in the economic, political and ritual structures, for as long as history takes us back…
“Identity, Development and Marginalization: A Journey Through Tribal Life” by Kakali Chakrabarty
Dharmaraja is one of the primordial folk Gods of Bengal. Rituals of worshiping Dharmaraja is very own culture of folk Bengal. Mahamopadhyay Haraprasad Sastri was the one who enlightened Dharmaraja to the elite society. According to him, Dharmaraja was the counterpart of Lord Buddha and the origin of Dharmaraja was from Buddhism’s Triratna (Buddha, Dharma […]
Shyamal Kumar Ghosh ” ‘Buro’ from ‘Buro Shiva’ and ‘Raj’ of ‘Dharmaraj’, together with ‘Buroraj’ . Usually by adding ‘Nath’ or ‘Iswar’ is common in this country, not with ‘Raj’. Jamalpur has got it because there are two gods together has become folk deities for the people there.” -Binoy Ghosh There is a railway station, […]
People like Kartick Das and his sons, never believe in ‘more income’, but they love to make the children happy with their job. They love doing it.
The scarcity of small changes was continue to be so high that even in 1943 some of the tea gardens in dooars in North Bengal had printed thick paper tokens for payment of the dues of the daily labourers of the garden.
Although he said that a pure ethnic group of indigenous Australians and Negritos does not survive in India, rather a group of people and groups are mixed into mixed groups.
At the end of the 18th century and beginning of the19th, the English surveyor Renel (1764 – 77) and the resident lease-holders and land-owners located the Jatar Deul temple. A historical evidence, written by Prof. Dipankar Naskar
Faruque Abdullah Beedi industry has grown-up as an important business in Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal. In this industry, women outnumber others. Women laborers engaged in beedi industry account for 72.4% of the whole women working force in Murshidabad and this percentage may increase as all of them are not always registered. […]
The present discourse is a brief empirical attempt to explain some important iconographic features of a Jaina Tirthankara image presently housed in a village called Babladiha located in the Mangalkot Police Station in the Bardhaman district of West Bengal.
Koushik Roy Choudhury Akshay Tritiya, means ‘the third day of unending prosperity’, falls on the third lunar day of Bright Half of Vaishak (the first month of bengali new year). It is very popular festival among the Hindus and Jains celebrated in late April or early May. The Hindu community considers the day as the […]