This article analyzes the theme of “kidnapping‟ in myth, folk lore and traditional storytelling among some adivasi communities in the Himalayas.
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.
Adivasi art has the capacity to express Adivasi myths, songs and culture in order to re-enchant the real world even if the latter is full of problems.