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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]