Virtual Exhibition
NY 1998
Page:  5.1B

Sunil Janah
Photographing India, 1939-1978
Exhibition, NY 1998

NY98 Section 5
The Land and the People
 

5.1
The Tribals of India
5.1B: Sect. 5, panels 1-5

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Northeast:
Abors, Chakmas, Daflas, Garos, Kachharis, Mishmis & Nagas
Central India:
Muria youth in their ghotul
in Bastar, Chhattisgarh
Misc. 1:
Murias, Santals, Khasis & Mishmis of central, eastern & northeastern India
Misc. 2:
Todas, Bhils & Santals of southern, western & eastern India
Central & East-Central:
Murias, Gadavas & Saoras

 


NY98 Section 5.1:   Land and People - Tribals
Panel 1:   Abors, Chakmas, Daflas, Garos, Kachharis, Mishmis & Nagas of Northeastern India

Top Row:
Center:   ny51-01
Naga youth, from Nagaland, with brass replacements for shrunken head-hunting skulls, 1950's.
Right:   ny51-02
Mishmi youth near Tibetan border, Nizamghat, North East Frontier (now Arunachal), 1950's.   page with larger image
Mishmi boy
NY98 Section 5.1:  Land and People - Tribals
Panel 1:  Garos, Nagas, Mishmis and Tibetans of Northeastern India
2nd Row:
Left:  ny51-03   Chakma women drinking rice beer in communal drinking house, Tripura, early 1950's.
Center:   ny51-04   Naga youth wearing traditional feather headgear, 1950's.
Right:   ny51-05   Garo couple on a lake, fishing from a canoe, Meghalaya, 1940's.  
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(a) Illustrated Text
(b) Sample Photographs

3rd Row:
Left:  ny51-06   Chuli-kata Mishmi mother and sons ginning cotton, Arunachal, 1940's.
Center:   ny51-07   Dafla couple displaying family collection of Tibetan temple bells, Arunachal, 1940's.
Right:   ny51-08   Kachhari women fishing in a stream, Meghalaya, 1940's.

Bottom Row:
Left:  ny51-09
Abor child left in charge of grilling the meat of a tiger killed by the villagers, Arunachal, 1940's.
Center Left:  ny51-10
Angami Nagas preparing to dance, 1950's.
Center Right:   ny51-11
Abor headman, Arunachal, late 1940's.
Right:   ny51-12
Mikir couple doing each other's hair, Meghalaya, 1940's

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NY98 Section 5.1:   Land and People - Tribals
Panel 2:   Muria youth in their ghotul (youth community house)
in Bastar, Chhattisgarh, Central India, 1950's

Top Row:
Left:   ny51-13   Muria motiaris (girls) dancing               Center:   ny51-14   Muria cheliks (boys) playing a pyramid game in the evening
NY98 Section 5.1: Land and People - Tribals - Panel 2:
Muria youth in their ghotul (youth dormitory) in Bastar, Chhattisgarh, Central India
2nd Row (slanting down from left to right):
Left:  ny51-15
Muria boys and girls dancing in the compound of their ghotul.
Center Left:   ny51-16
Muria boys and girls dancing in front of ghotul hut.
Center:   ny51-17
Three Muria motiaris.
Right:   ny51-18
Muria girls and boys in front of hut.

Bottom Row (single image):
Left:  ny51-19   Muria boys and girls dancing through the compound of their ghotul.

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NY98 Section 5.1:  Land and People - Tribals
Panel 3:  Murias, Santals, Kahasis and Mishmis of Central, Eastern and Northeastern India
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NY98 Section 5.1:   Land and People - Tribals

Panel 3:   Murias, Santals, Khasis & Mishmis of Central, Eastern & Northeastern India


Top Row:
Left:   ny51-20   Aged Khasi woman, Shillong Bazaar, Meghalaya, N.E. India, 1940's.
Right:   ny51-21   Muria belusha (headgirl) of Binjli Ghotul, Bastar, Chhattisgarh, Central India, 1950's.
  Clearer image in:
  (a) Illustrated Text
  (b) Sample Photographs

Middle Row (slanting down from left to right):
Left:  ny51-22   Naga Woman working a waist-loom, Nagaland, N.E. India, early 1950's.
Right:   ny51-23   Gadava sadar (village council of elders), gathered undr a tree, with children as onlookers, Orissa, E. India, early 1960's.

Bottom Row (slanting down from left to right):
Left:  ny51-24   Mishmi woman with a necklace of silver rupee coins, Arunachal, N.E. India, 1950's.
Right:   ny51-25   Young Gadava mother with child, Orissa, E. India, early 1960's.


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NY98 Section 5.1:   Land and People - Tribals
Panel 4:   Todas, Bhils & Santals of Southern, Western & Eastern India
Top Row:
Left:  ny51-26
Toda village elders, Nilgiri Hills, Tamilnadu, S. India, 1950's.
Center:   ny51-27
Oraon girl and children, Orissa (now Jharkhand?), 1950's. ?
Right:   ny51-28
Santal girl carrying firewood from the forest, Santal Parganas, E. Bihar (now Jharkhand?), 1940's.
NY98 Section 5.1:  Land and People - Tribals
Panel 3:  Todas, Bhils and Santals of Southern, Western and Eastern India
Bottom Row:
Left:  ny51-29
Bhil girl welcoming her married sister on her return home, Rajasthan, N.W. India, 1957.
Right:   ny51-30
Santal mother and child at the entrance through a decorated mud wall, Santal Parganas, E. Bihar (now Jharkhand?), 1940's.

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NY98 Section 5.1:   Land and People - Tribals
Panel 5:   Murias, Gadavas & Saoras of Central & Eastern India

Top Row:
Center:   ny51-31
Saora woman, dressed for a dance, Orissa, Eastern India, early 1960's. ?
Center:   ny51-32
Muria youths beating drums, inviting the village to a dance. The two drums in the foreground are wooden, skinless "pitorkas". Bastar, Chhattisgarh, Central India, 1950's.
Right:   ny51-33
Saora woman, Orissa, Eastern India,early 1960's.
NY98 Section 5.1:  Land and People - Tribals
Panel 5:  Murias, Godavas and Saoras of Central and Eastern India
Middle Row:

Left:   ny51-34   Saora girl,in dancing dress, Orissa, E. India, early 1960's.

Center:   ny51-35   Four Muria youths and maidens in front of their ghotul hut, Bastar, Chhattisgarh, E. India, 1950's.

Right:   ny51-36   Muria girls washing hands with water from a gourd-shell water pot, Bastar, Chhattisgarh, Central India, 1950's.

Bottom Row:
Left:  ny51-37 [clearer image]
Muria boy standing against the mud wall of the ghotul, decorated with patterns & bas-reliefs, Bastar, Chattisgarh, Central India, 1950's.
(Image flooded by flash reflecting off NY exhibition panel.)
Center:  ny51-38
Two happy young Muria girlfriends, Bastar, Chhattisgarh, Central India, 1950's.
Right:   ny51-39
Muria youths and maidens, seated inside their ghotul, Bastar, Chhattisgarh, Central India, 1950's.

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