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

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

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 […]

Trailer released for our upcoming film ‘Ropani’

Trailer released for our upcoming film ‘Ropani’

A minute long trailer for our next film ‘Ropani | रोपनी’. Synopsis: In Bihar, ‘Ropani’ is a woman who sows paddy. The film is a portrait of Aaji who becomes ‘Ropani’ during monsoons every year in Burhwal village. She is also the dwelling place for the local goddess. The film will have its premiere at the South […]

Participating at SAGSC, UChicago

Participating at SAGSC, UChicago

Founder, Rajat Nayyar will be going to Chicago to participate in the upcoming The University of Chicago conference on 23rd & 24th Feb’17. Theme: Materials in Focus: Working across Media and Methods in South Asia. Will be screening my upcoming film ‘Ropani’ (portrait film on Aaji who has been sowing paddy for 40 years in Bihar) and will also […]

Interactive Cultural Landscape of Burhwal village in Rohtas, Bihar

Interactive Cultural Landscape of Burhwal village in Rohtas, Bihar

UNESCO Intangible Heritage means the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, and skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artifacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural Heritage. This Intangible Heritage is constantly recreated by communities and groups in response to their environment, […]

Sohar | यशोदा के गोद में कन्हैया | Bhojpuri folk song

Sohar | यशोदा के गोद में कन्हैया | Bhojpuri folk song

(Recorded at Bhudwal village in Bihar) Childbirth songs are sung in anticipation of a child’s birth, during the birth, and for six to twelve days after a boy,s birth. The songs are ri­tuals in themselves, acts of reverence toward the deities, praying for and rejoicing in the arrival of a child. The generic name for childbirth […]

Janeu (film) gets selected for International Festival of Ethnological Film ‘KRATOVO 2016’, Macedonia

Janeu (film) gets selected for International Festival of Ethnological Film ‘KRATOVO 2016’, Macedonia

Good news everyone! Our film Janeu | Bhojpuri Initiation Rites & Folk Songs has been selected to be screened at THE 5th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ETHNOLOGICAL FILM „KRATOVO 2016“ to be held from 30 September – 2 October 2016. The festival is organised by The Macedonian Ethnological Society and Culture center L. Sofijanov in Kratovo, […]