Janapada Sampadā
Division for the study of diverse Living Traditions

Life-Style Studies

North East Activities

Ethnographic Collections

The programmes and activities of the Janapada Sampada revolve around the rich and variegated heritage of tribal, rural and other small scale societies. Although the emphasis here is on oral traditions, the literate traditions, interrelationship between theory and practice, textual and oral, verbal, visual and kinetic are not neglected and are perceived in the framework of a semiotic whole. The division carries out its activities under the following programmes.


National Film Award 2014 for IGNCA’s Documentary Film "Clay Image Makers of Kumartuli"

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, receives Rajat Kamal on 3rd May, 2015 in the 62nd National Film Awards 2014 for Best Promotional Film. The Documentary “Clay Image Makers of Kumartuli” was made under the Lok Parampara programme of Janapada Sampada Division. This project comprised extensive study of the crafts and community of Clay Image Makers of Kumartuli in the context of changing time. The duration of the film is 52 minutes. The Producer of the film is Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and the Director of the film is Shri Ranajit Ray. This prestigious award is under the category of Best Promotional Film (to cover tourism, exports, crafts, industry). The award includes Rajat Kamal Trophy and Rs. 50,000/- each of the Producer and Director.


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 26th July 2017

Annual Day Celebrations on the occasion of Hariyali Teej by Janapada Sampada Division of IGNCA.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
Time : 10.30am onwards
Contact No. : 011-23388016



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For further inquiry for Janapada Sampada Division please contact:

Prof. Molly Kaushal
Professor & Head of the Division

Phone : 91-011-23388062




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