Streaming video

Title Gone to pat / an Adirya Kashyap production ; a Mainak Bhaumik film
Published Watertown, Mass : Documentary Educational Resources, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (30 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 1
Summary The Patuas, or Juang, who live in the small village of Noya, Midnapore, in India, practice a form of painting called "pat"--richly colored storyboards on scrolls that reflect the ancient myths of their Indian culture. This art form is transmitted from generation to generation - the subjects and styles of the paintings simply changing over the years, encompassing what is culturally appealing at the time. Myths are now being replaced by news stories and social subjects, such as domestic abuse and environmental issues. While keeping religious and folk myths alive, the pats have taken on a new purpose: to raise social awareness
Notes Subtitled in English
Subject Juang (Indic people) -- India -- Midnapore (District)
Patas (Art) -- India -- Midnapore (District)
Midnapore (India : District) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Bhaumik, Mainak.
Chaudhary, Sayan
Kashyap, Adirya
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)