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SHANTI: Sabari of Mithila
Smt. Shanti Devi, one of the most acclaimed Dalit painters, born in a small village of Mithila, Seema Gram of Madhubani district. She is practicing art for more then 40 years and received State Award in 1979, National Tamrapatra Award 1984, Ashok Chakra, 1985, Chetana Samiti Awards, 1993 and many others.
The Theme of abduction in the Himalayan Folk Tales: From Narrative Topos to Primary Symbol in the Semiotics of the adivasi Language
This article analyzes the theme of “kidnapping‟ in myth, folk lore and traditional storytelling among some adivasi communities in the Himalayas.
Tokio Hasegawa says, ‘I did not want this spiritual (Madhubani) art form to disappear like our own Ukiyo-e (Japanese art from the 17th century in Ado period).
The article returns to the first book fully devoted to The Tribal Art of Middle India. Published in 1951, by the missionary turned ethnologist Verrier Elwin.
The books and papers written by Archer concern various fields of “tribal” or “folk art” from the sculptures of the Ahir, to the discovery of Madhubani paintings.
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