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News: Arts & Culture

Documentary Film 'Birth 1871' - Indian De-notified over independence

n 1871 the colonial government in India officially defined 192 ethnic groups as 'Criminal Tribes' - communities considered to be ‘hereditary’ criminals, and later reclassified as 'Denotified Tribes' (DNTs) in 1952, following India's independence. In consequence, these communities were subject to collective penal and ‘rehabilitative’ measures that included increased surveillance, forced resettlement and employment that government deemed productive. This project combines historical research with film documentary to explore two Denotified Tribes' strategies for dealing with the changing local sta... Read More

Museo Virtual del Zapoteco

Con la finalidad desarrollar herramientas que favorezcan la comunicación multilingüe en el ciberespacio, Rodrigo Pérez Ramírez, ex-becario de la Fundación Ford desarrolló un sitio web que alberga un museo virtual de su lengua materna: el Zapoteco. El desarrollo de esta web fue gracias al apoyo recibido por parte de la Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas a través de su programa de comunicadores indígenas 2012. El objetivo de este sitio es generar un espacio que ayude a que más personas conozcan la historia y riqueza que guarda cada lengua, en el que se puedan compa... Read More

Book Announcement

I. B. Tauris Academic publisher in London has just published Dr Baroud's Monograph which is entitled The Shipwreck Sailor in Arabic and Westren Literature: Ibn Tufayl and his Influence on European Writers. Dr Baroud is the current head of the Gaza IFP Alumni Association and is an Assistant professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine. Read More

talented children center

That was my dream , it is now reality. discovering the talented children in any field of study through their artwork Read More

TOGETHER

Date: November 25, 2012 Time: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Hi Friends, You are cordially invited for a group exhibition of artworks at LALIT KALA AKADEMI, NEW DELHI on 25th Nov. 2012 at 5pm. (The show will be on display till 1st Dec. 2012. Read More

PAHARNAMA the inside stories of Himalaya - a video magazine

A weekly video magazine, telecast in Doordarshan (Indian federal television network) covers environment, development, culture, tradition, history etc stories of Himalayan mountains. Read More

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR

Date: November 01, 2012 Time: 11:00 AM-7:00 PM

Dear Friends I am pleased the announce that the IMA FOUNDATION is exhibiting my four art works at AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, Hampstead Heath, London. The private view of the fair will be on 31st Oct 2012 between 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm and the works will be on display from 1st to 4th November 2012 I will be happy to find your presence. Thank you Read More

Walking and Writing in Fieldwork

Walking and Writing in Fieldwork By Zhengfu Chen In the beginning, I was not too enthusiastic about starting fieldwork, because I would have to spend a long time staying at local site, taking notes, interviewing people and collecting data. I would have to bear the culture shock, be used to different eating habits, and often be lonely. Instead of enjoying travel or exotic landscapes, I find fieldwork hard work and a big challenge. In my previous experience, when I started my research, each time I usually said to myself, “ I hate it.” “I just want to stay at home and eat chips.” Howeve... Read More

A dream to set up artist village of nomadic communities

Hi Friends, since few days, I was travelling in the Delhi and met at least 12 artists communities who are living together in the area called Shdipur. In 60's they were in nomads in the Rajasthan and these are the artists who represent art and culture of India in the many countries of our planet. Now, very soon they are about to displaced by the government due to high cost of land where they are presently living. I met some of youth of the community and we decided to transform this situation through theatre by using their traditional arts. Here are some stills of the meeting. Read More

World Bamboo Day

Date: September 18, 2012 Time: 8:00 AM-7:00 PM

Alaya Design Studio is celebrating the World Bamboo Day on 18th September 2012 with a week long promotion (17th to 23rd September 2012) as part of a global endeavor to create awareness about bamboo as sustainable versatile resource. Read More

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