Focus: Arts and Culture
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UNABLE to live off agriculture alone in drought-prone Purulia, tribal women have turned to hard labour. Help Daricha train them in handicraft livelihood skills using natural materials from their habitat.
I found the Daricha website to be the most comprehensive, well written and well researched repository of the tribal, rural and traditional cultural artifacts of West Bengal.
Compliments for the professional production, particularly for giving local women more than just credit (for their formidable skills and dedication) but also to express their concerns (economic and time constraints imposed by modern society).
I lived in West Bengal for many years in the 1970s and 1980s and your site makes me long for the places and people. I really miss it.
Traditional folk and tribal painters are fast embracing other professions for their livelihood and their art is slowly dying. Folk and tribal art/painting/sculptures and their undeniable influences stand under a death threat.