Streaming video

Title Singing pictures / by Aditi Nath Sarkar, ÁkosÖstör and Lina Fruzzetti
Published Watertown, Mass. : Documentary Educational Resources, 2005
Online access available from:
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (40 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 1
Summary For generations, Patua (Chitrakar) communities of West Bengal, India have been painters and singers of stories depicted in scrolls. The Patuas tell the stories of Muslim saints (pirs and fakirs) as well as Hindu Gods and Goddesses, and offer devotion to saints at Muslim shrines
Notes Previously released on DVD
Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 23, 2010)
Event Recorded in Noya, Midnapore, West Bengal, India
Subject Juang (Indic people) -- Social conditions.
Patas (Art) -- India -- Midnapore (District)
Women -- India -- Midnapore (District) -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Documentary
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Fruzzetti, Lina.
Östör, Ákos.
Sarkar, Aditi Nath.