Orissa

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By Udit Garg: Dhokra Damar, a tribe native to West Bengal have been the finest metal-casters in India since ancient times. While the craft is predominant in Bengal, states such as Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh too are centres ...
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By Astitwa: The living tradition of Gotipua originated in one of the most popular pilgrimage centres of India, Puri, in the Indian state of Orissa. The Gotipua dance emerged in the early 16th century and what makes it unique is ...
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By Amritapa Basu: Ask anyone in and around Kolkata about their favorite destination to spend a 2-day holiday, they will emphatically declare “Puri-r theke bhalo jayega ki hote pare!” (No place is better than Puri). Puri in Orissa is well-known ...
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By A M Radhika: Odisha has always been the land of handicrafts and handloom, while parallel the nation has its second biggest contribution from handloom in manpower requirements, the first being agriculture of course. Most of the commercial crafting happens ...

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