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सास बहु सोहर गीत | Bhojpuri Folk Song | Sohar Geet

सास बहु सोहर गीत | Bhojpuri Folk Song | Sohar Geet

November 6, 2017

Smt. Indravati Devi (Chachiya) sang for us a beautiful Sohar song when we spent time with her in 2014 at her house in Bhadwar village (Buxar), Bihar. She is no more but her memories and her voice lives with(in) us.

Ep 1 – Culture Concept | Intro to Anthropology

Ep 1 – Culture Concept | Intro to Anthropology

November 3, 2017

We make an attempt towards introducing everyone to Social & Cultural Anthropology. First episode – ‘Culture Concept’. The concept of culture is rather hard to conceive. If people are left without any culture it seems that we will end up destroying each other and ourselves. Therefore, we have in some way traded our freedom to […]

Promoting DigitalBurhwal website locally in Burhwal

Promoting DigitalBurhwal website locally in Burhwal

September 15, 2017

We go back to promote DigitalBurhwal.in locally in Burhwal village and to invite people to upload their own photos/videos to the website. DigitalBurhwal is an interactive cultural landscape of Burhwal village in the Rohtas district of Bihar. http://www.digitalburhwal.in — We arrived after a year, exactly a year, everyone reminds. Seeing rice fields. Not much has […]

DIGITAL BURHWAL | i-Doc | Now Online

DIGITAL BURHWAL | i-Doc | Now Online

June 3, 2017

We started with a belief that the camera must breathe through the environment it is filming and should therefore allow the viewers to participate in the events. Today we take another major step: Initiating the process of gamification in our media content to motivate audience engagement. DIGITAL BURHWAL is an interactive documentary that allows people […]

Embracing Multi-Linear Tracks in Doing & Presenting Research

Embracing Multi-Linear Tracks in Doing & Presenting Research

May 27, 2017

In an attempt towards further embracing multi-linear tracks in doing research and to engage in participatory, co-creative collaboration, I am now working on an Interactive Documentary that allows us to have a little more performative engagement than just being an audience. It also enables the user-interactor to enter into a dialogue with all the material collected […]

Online release of our new film Ropani | रोपनी (Bhojpuri film w/subtitles)

Online release of our new film Ropani | रोपनी (Bhojpuri film w/subtitles)

February 28, 2017

Espírito Kashi presents Ropani, a portrait film. In Bihar, ‘Ropani’ is a woman who sows paddy. This ethnographic film by Rajat Nayyar is about an intimate encounter with Aaji, who becomes ‘Ropani’ during monsoon and has worked in the paddy fields for 40 years. The research explores the space and music in which she dwells and […]

Exploring emergent visual technologies and participatory methods in engaging with rural communities of India and their cultural landscape. 

November 30th, 2017 – 116th American Anthropology Association Conference, Washington DC | ‘DigitalBurhwal.in’ | Event Link
July 15th, 2017 – Collaboratory for Ethnographic Experiments (EASA Network) Workshop, Lisbon | I-Doc ‘Digital Burhwal’ | Event Link
June 9th, 2017 – FLASP: Learning by Doing Research in Anthropology, Universität Bremen, Germany | I-Doc ‘Digital Burhwal’ | Event Link
March 29th, 2017 – The Acoustics of Dwelling WORKSHOP, SIEF 2017, Germany | ‘Arrival of Devi’, a sonic manifestation | Event Link
February 24th, 2017 – 14th South Asia Graduate Student Conference (SAGSC), University of Chicago | Screening of ‘Ropani’ | Event Link
September 30th, 2016 – 5th International Festival of Ethnological Film „KRATOVO 2016“, Macedonia | Screening of ‘Janeu’ | Event Link
September 27th, 2016 – VI International Festival of Audio-Visual Anthropology, Moscow – Russia | Screening of ‘Janeu’ | Event Link
July 20-23, 2016 – EASA 2016 Conference, Milan – Italy | Screening of ‘Crossing a River, Losing a Self’ | Event Link
May 4th, 2016 – UChicago Center in Delhi | Screening of ‘Janeu’Event Link
April 26th, 2016 – Symposium “Word Power” | University of Tartu, Estonia | Screening of ‘Janeu’ | Event Link
October 9th, 2015 – 5th International Conference of Young Folklorists, Viljandi, Estonia | Screening of ‘Vivah Samksara’
May 22nd, 2015 – Student Ethnographic Film Festival, Zadar – Croatia | Screening of ‘Vivah Samskara’
March 18th, 2015 – Centre for Women’s Studies & Development, Banaras Hindu University | Screening of ‘Jakari’
November 27th, 2014 – The Institute of Musicology, Münster University, Germany | Screening of ‘Vivah Samskara’
September 21, 2014 – International Seminar on Indian Feminism in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh | Screening of ‘Vivah Samskara’
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