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Echoes of Tradition
From pilgrimages and temple worship to folk festivals and snake charming, life in India frequently reflects the country's deep and diverse cultural origins. Many smaller regional groups reveal unique qualities and aspects. But in one way all Indian communities are similar, they all resound to the echoes of tradition.
 
 
Communities
Temple Giants: Elephants in the Culture of Kerala
Inscribe His Name: Tattoos and India's Ramnaami Community
Anointing Lord Bahubali: Indian Jains Celebrate Mahamastakabhisheka
Nectar of the Moon: Worshiping Khandoba in Jejuri, India
'Hail Narmadama': The Richness of India's Narmada Pilgrimage
At the Shrine of the Pir: India's Healing Saints
 

Festivals and Fairs

A Peanut Fair Extraordinaire
Elephant Bazaar: The Sonepur Fair in Bihar, India
A Punjabi Preeti Bhojan: A Feast Celebrated With Love
A Gift of Spice: Pampore's Saffron Harvest
No One Is Too Poor: Harvest Festivity in India's Southernmost State
Trichur Pooram: Elephant Festival in Kerala
The Pushkar Fair
A Taste of Indian Festivals
 

Folk Cultures

Snake Hunting in Mysore, India
The Mystique of India's Snake Charming
A Louse's Blessing
Two Rajasthani Folktales
Abu Kasem's Slippers
 

Traditions and Change

A Love Story: Sati in Contemporary Rajasthan
The Unknown Highland: Tribal Life in Southern Bastar
Village Guardians: Dravidian Deities of Tamil Nadu
Long Secluded: Cultural Evolution in Mizoram
Symbolism of the Turban: Cultural Change in Rajasthan, Part Three
Revival in Hand Block Printing: Cultural Charge in Rajasthan, Part Two
Puppetry in Jaipur: Cultural Change in Rajasthan, Part One
The Konyaks of Nagaland
 
 


Echoes of Tradition
 Communities
 Festivals and Fairs
 Folk Culture
 Tradition and Change

India and the Arts
 Visual Arts
 Drama and Film
 Music and Dance
 Folk Arts

A Developing Society
 Foundation of Values
 Moving Forward
 The Difficult Path
 Chainging Rural India

Modern Challenges
 India in a Scientific Age
 India and Global Society

Experience India
 Adventure
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