Indigenous Food Talk Session

The discussion, facilitated by Dr. Boro Baski, was on some of the traditional food of Santals and their cooking process and how over the generations the foods had started to lose its originality or had amalgamated with the foods of their neighbouring communities. The speaker, along with his four team members, was present a performance based on their traditional food and lifestyle.

Venue: Rabindra Tirtha

Date: 23rd Dec, 2022

Time: 16:00 - 17:00 Hrs IST

About the Speaker

Dr. Boro Baski (Ph.D.) is the President of Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust, an organization working for the overall development of the Santal tribe of Ghosaldanga, Bishnubati and surrounding villages in Birbhum district, West Bengal, India. He is the Head of the Museum of Santal Culture at Bishnubati, Birbhum. He is also the co-founder of a non-formal Santal school, the Rolf Schoembs Vidyashram, situated 10 kilometers away from Rabindranath Tagore’s Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. This school has an innovative approach to Santal education, combining the needs of poor Santal village children with Tagore’s emphasis on learning through play, music, arts, and through the medium of their mother tongue. His work among the Santals also receives the support of “Friends of Ghosaldanga and Bishnubati e.V.”, in Frankfurt.