Mahotsav 2006


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The original idea for the board game from the Uttarakhand Mahotsav 2006 which featured a week-long festival of dance, song, and theatre featuring the rich culture of Uttarakhand. The theatre plays in particular derived their stories from the medieval era … Continue reading

Portraits from the Early 19th Century

Devprayaga, Hyder Young Hearsey, 1808

As promised, I am providing the link to the British Library Image Collection. Just search for Almora, Garhwal, or Hardwar and you will find several portraits of Uttarakhand by British explorers from the early 1800s. At some point, I will link these images to a map, however to obtain prints of these you will need to inquire about licensing first with the Library.

Lok Nritya Clips

The following still clips are from the Yugmanch Documentary Film, Uttarakhand Ke Lok Nritya that was released in late November 2006 in Nainital. The scenes depicted are those of ritualized swordplay in Dwarahat, an old centre of the Katyuris, and Nainital.