Curatorial Talk by Dr. R. M. Nayal
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya is organising of its popular series, Curatorial Talk Assistant Keeper of Manav Sangrahalaya, Dr. Rakesh Mohan Nayal will speak on “Culture and Traditions of Jaunsar-Bawar of Himalayan Region” The significance of the tribe in Uttrakhand Particularly the Jaunsari, a small tribal community who primarily inhabited in the Sub-Himalayan region having large number of cultural belief practices. They endowed rich music, dance and performances on different occasion with colorful traditional dress and costumes. The fair and festivals are largely associated with agricultural life. These cultural practices leave a deep imprint in the present generation. The age old traditions which that enthrall the life of these highlanders is now gradually transforming. However, the existence and the continuity of these cultural plural elements are still visible in the land of Jaunsari, Popularly referred as the Devbhumi. There has been a tradition for centuries in the Jaunsar-Bawar. People of this place consider themselves descendants of Pandavas. Where the bride does not bring the bride bridal and takes the bridegroom along with him. The special thing is that there is no provision of dowry in these weddings. The lecture was chaired by Prof. Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri (Director, IGRMS). Earlier, Mr. Rakesh Bhatt (Assistant Keeper) gave brief profile of the keynote speaker.