Photographers Archives: Arunima Mondal

Patachitra, a storytelling tradition – photo essay by Arunima Mondal

Storytelling tradition has found multitude of vernacular expressions in Indian life. Patachitra is a storytelling tradition of Midnapore region of Bengal in eastern India. In this unique art form, oral


Chau mask

Chau: A folk martial art – photo essay by Arunima Mondal

‘Chau’ is a traditional dance drama popular in the Chotanagpur plateau area of Eastern India. In 2010 Chau dance is inscribed in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage


Before performance. December, 2014

Spiritual Mask, by Arunima Mondal

The ecstatic Gomira dance masks of Dinajpur district have ensued from animistic practices of the Desi and Poli communities of the Rajbangshis. Every village has its own Gomira dance troupe. The


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