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Vol-1 Issue-3
1. Nature Talk
2. Origin Of Bathudis: Myths and Legends
3. Tribal World of Orissa: A Demographic View
4. Rhythm in the Hills; Tribal Dances Of Orissa
5. Ethnographic Profile Of Highland Bonda of Orissa
6. The Totos: A small Primitive Tribe of West Bengal

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Rhythm in the Hills; Tribal Dances Of Orissa
Dash, Dr. Rabi Nayayan

 

    Tribal dances are of various forms, various themes and various purposes. Many dances when analyzed lead one to believe that they originated at very early stage of human existence i.e. hunting and gathering using stone implements. Later with modification of subsistence economy, the dance form changed keeping some ancient items as well as dramatic expressions. Various forms of their economic pursuit like digging up root-tubers, collection of flowers, fruits and wood or snaring and hunting animals on land or water or cultivation of crops, make them exposed to Nature. They pose many problems and the people make efforts to win over the difficulties. Such encounters are dramatized in the form of rhythmic expressions with music at their home sites. These are enjoyed as entertainment......... more

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Vol-1 Issue-3
1. Nature Talk
2. Origin Of Bathudis: Myths and Legends
3. Tribal World of Orissa: A Demographic View
4. Rhythm in the Hills; Tribal Dances Of Orissa
5. Ethnographic Profile Of Highland Bonda of Orissa
6. The Totos: A small Primitive Tribe of West Bengal

 

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