The Dulduli and Dalkhai Artists of Sambalpur

Shakti Sekhar Panigrahi, in PARI (People’s Archive of Rural India), delves into the lives of skilled artists from Dalit, Adivasi and Brahmin communities in western Odisha, India, who play and perform dhole, nishan, tasha, muhuri and khartal.

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PARI-24 Sept 2023

Shakti Sekhar Panigrahi recently completed his MA in Development from Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. Being a musician himself, he was interested in writing about livelihoods tied to the musical culture he grew up around in Sambalpur.

Image Credit: Shakti Sekhar Panigrahi 

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