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A Field workshop organised by Joydhak

A while ago the Joydhak Team had visited a small school at Radhanagar in the Sunderbans area.

The place slumbers beside a shining rive called Daansa.

Joydhak team spent a nice day with the children there, telling and listening to stories, singing together & in exchanging knowledge about life and everything in that process.

Here are some snaps:

Telling the tales of rivers

We told them a story of life beside the big rivers in the ancient days. They listened and then recounted their lives besides their very own river. One child then asked a poignant question– How could they all make big cities beside their rivers, while we cannot maintain even a village of Kucchha houses for more than a season or two beside ours?
I did not have answer to this. Do you have  one?

My River's name is DaansaThis was interesting. I  asked them to tell the names of the major rivers in a map of India. For every river that I pointed out, they had the same name–Daansa. For them, all the flowing streams under the Sun bore the same name — it was their very own dear, sweet Daansa river.

exchanging th efolkloresThe open air session was conducted by Santanu Bandyopadhyay. Essentially a story telling session, they exchanged stories of the Vanbibi and DakShinaraya, the two reigning deities of the mangroves. It was wonderful to listen to these stories. It was even more interesting to sit with all those bright souls.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 10, 2009 01:04

    I don’t usually reply to posts but I will in this case, great info…I will add a backlink and bookmark your site. Keep up the good work!

  2. October 17, 2009 15:03


    Thank you for the great quality of your blog, each time i come here, i’m amazed.

    black hattitude.

    • October 18, 2009 11:45

      Thanks.Please visit again.Share with us the stories of the children of your country.

  3. Mrs. A. Banerjee permalink
    March 27, 2010 16:09

    If I want to take part in such workshops where should I contact ? I have a continuous experience of teaching in formal schools for 16 years and also worked for a long period of time with the underprivileged children in Calcutta,Mumbai,Chennai and abroad.


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