International Conference

On behalf of KnIDS, Dr Atasi N Goswami, Convener of the Conference, conveys thanks to all national and international participants for their valuable contributions in the conference. Thanks to the ICSSR-ERC for their support to the Conference.

Key Highlights of the Conference

International Conference on ‘Evaluation of Tradition: Interrogating transformations in Traditional Folk Performing Arts 10-11 January 2019 has been successfully concluded. The venue for the conference had to be changed at the last moment to Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golepark, Kolkata.

The conference has been enriched by 26 presentations from renowned national and international scholars.
  • Inaugural address was delivered by Professor Sugata Marjit( former Vice-chancellor, University of Calcutta, RBI Professor, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta )
  • Keynote address was delivered by Professor Frank J Korom( Boston University )
On behalf of KnIDS, Dr Atasi N Goswami, Convener of the Conference, conveys thanks to all national and international participants for their valuable contributions in the Conference. Thanks to the ICSSR-ERC for their support to the Conference.

Abstract of the papers presented in the Conference

International Conference on ‘Evaluation of Tradition: Interrogating transformations in Traditional Folk Performing Arts 10-11 January 2019 has been enriched by 26 presentations from renowned national and international scholars. Apart from the two presentations delivered by Prof. Sugata and by Prof. Frank the rest 24 speakers are listed below.
  1. Amit Bairagi( Assistant Professor ) : String Puppetry in West Bengal: A Study on the Nature of Changes on Social, Economic and Performative Levels.[ Read More]
  2. Anita Singh( Professor ): Draupadi, Dharma, Performativity, and Protest in Teejan Bai’s Pandavani[Read More]
  3. Dr. Arpita Ghatak( Post-Doctoral Fellow ): Digital Integration/Invasion in Jatra: A Critical Investigation in Bengal[Read More]
  4. Dr. Arshiya Sethi: Falling through the cracks: Why the diverse folk arts have not been valorised by the Indian Nation-Policy or Politics?[Read More]
  5. Claudia Orenstein( Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York ): Evolution of Puppetry Traditions and the Scholar’s Role: The Hakomawashi of Japan and the Nang Yai of Thailand [ Read More ]
  6. Deepshikha Chatterjee( Erasing Borders Dance Director for Indo-American Arts Council, Lecturer, Costume Design & Technology, Dept. of Theatre, Hunter College, CUNY ): Passion, Progress and Portability in Purulia Chhau[ Read More ]
  7. Janie Deschênes( PHD candidate in Ethnology and Patrimony at Laval University, Canada ): «Do it yourself» : the study of self-learning in creative hobbies since the 70’s[ Read More ]
  8. Jashodhara Sen( The University of Colorado, Boulder Contact ): Conscience on Stage: Revising Jatra as a Tool for Representation, Restoration, and Revolution[ Read More ]
  9. Dr. Kanhaiya Kumar Sinha ( Assistant Professor ): WOMEN ARTISTS SPEAK: THE TRANSFORMATION OF MADHUBANI ART[ Read More ]
  10. Manas Kumar Ganguli( Research Scholar, University of Calcutta ) and Dr. Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri ( Assistant Professor - Stage III, University of Calcutta ): Developing a Metadata Schema to Preserve Baul Song-a Prominent Folk Performing Art of West Bengal[ Read More ]
  11. Manoj Thakur( Research Scholar ,Central University of Himachal Pradesh ): Rejuvenating Karayala: An Endangered Folk Theatrical Form of Himachal Pradesh[ Read More ]
  12. Mayumi Ilari ( Professor at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil ): Traditional Brazilian Folk Puppetry : Mamulengo Variations as Innovation and Preservation of Popular Culture[ Read More ]
  13. Dr. Moushumi Bhattacharjee( Gauhati University ): NOSTALGIC INANIMATE PUTALAAS OF ASSAM[ Read More ]
  14. Neha kumari( MA, Banaras Hindu University ): Sama Chakeva : A worthy celebration amid some unanswered Questions[ Read More ]
  15. Praggnaparamita Biswas ( Research Fellow, Indology, The Asiatic Society, Kolkata ): R/evolution of Bhadu: A Feminist Interpretation of Sudipto Chatterjee’s Bhadraja[ Read More ]
  16. Priyadarshini Ghosh (Shome): Seraikella Chhau - From Open Skies to the Proscenium Stage[ Read More ]
  17. Rajib Nandy ( Assistant Professor ): Jabbar Mia’s Wrestling Festival and Folk Culture of Chittagong: An Analysis[ Read More ]
  18. Rumpa Podder( M.Phil Research Scholar): Khon: Retorqued or Stagnated?[ Read More ]
  19. Dr Samipendra Banerjee( Assistant Professor ): Towards a Postcolonial Urban Folk Theatre: A Reading of Debi Sarpamasta[ Read More ]
  20. Sanghamitra Das: Folk Art and Music: It's Journey through Time[ Read More ]
  21. Dr. Tanima Kumari and Dr. Soumya Mohan Ghosh : Cultural Intervention through Traditional Folk: A Study of A. Mangai’s Pacha Mannu and Jyoti Mhapsekar’s Mulgi Zali Ho[ Read More ]
  22. Srabasti Ghosh: Traditional storytelling form Pandavani from Chhattisgarh[ Read More ]
  23. Suresh K. Nair( Assistant Professor, Banaras Hindu University,Varanasi) : Living Tradition- A new perspective on Kerala Mural Painting[ Read More ]
  24. Zsóka Gelle : Two old manuscripts concerning the Mani Lama tradition of Tibet[ Read More ]