Tribals dance on old rhythms at Jangalmahal Utsab in West Bengal 

Tribes of West Bengal on Wednesday presented their cultural dance at Jangalmahal Utsab, inaugurated at the Jhargam district of the state.

Published: 03rd January 2018 10:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd January 2018 10:02 PM   |  A+A-

Tribes, dressed in their colorful traditional outfits, perform their cultural forms of dance at Jangalmahal Utsab | EPS

By Express News Service

KOLKATA: Tribes of West Bengal on Wednesday presented their cultural dance at Jangalmahal Utsab, inaugurated at the Jhargam district of the state. The world Junglemahal is used to refer four districts of the state — Purulia, Bankura, Jhargram and West Midnapore.

These four districts were once affected by Maoist insurgency. The festival is organised in the state to promote tribal art and culture and would remain till January 10. Different folk songs and dances such as Tusu, Bhadu, Ahira and Jhumur are performed by the locals of the Jangalmahal area during the festival. 

A group of tribal men, whose headdress made of peacock feather shaft, performs in a circle | EPS
Clasping the hands of their neigbour, with fingers interlocked, the tribal women dance on folklores in queues | EPS

 

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