Damankiyari: The Gem of Directionless Land

It’s 6’O clock in a winter morning, two friends are having a casual conversation over phone. They are discussing about the ‘Ahalyabhumi’, the directionless land. Whimsically, they set a plan and started for it; One from Bengal, other from Jharkhand. And the destination was any village in ‘Ahalyabhumi’. A travelouge written by Dr. Tilak Purakayastha and transcreated in English by Sunita Jash.

The Neglected Jewels-1 : The Temple Complex of Uchkaran

Uchkaran is a remote village in Tehsil Nanur in the district of Birbhum. In 2011 census, the location code of the village is 317702. Postal code is 731301. It is on the state highway from Burdwan to Siuri via Baliguni, roughly 7 kilometres from Nanur. A article on the neglected temple of Uchkaran, written by Dr. Asis Kumar Chatterjee and transcreated in English by Gautam Guha.

Dokra Village of Dumka Hills

Since the dawn of urban civilization, the technique of metal casting has been used to make ornaments and armaments as well as article of daily use. Dokra is an important nonferrous metal casting process prevalent in Indian subcontinent. An article on Dokra crafts village of Dumka Hills, written by Dr. Tilak Purakayastha and transcreated in English by Gautam Guha.

Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary Trek, Sikkim

…But when you come back, you will find that it is impossible to forget about its unforgettable moments captured by your eyes. You can remember all the curves of the trail, you can feel the velvet under the feet, and you can remember different colorful canvas of different species of Guras and vast variety of other flowers. A travel story by Dr. Shiladitya Pujari.

Identity, Development and Marginalization: A Journey Through Tribal Life

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

Buraraj Temple of Jamalpur, East Burdwan

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, […]