ethnographica & culture links:
A gorgeous web site
dedicated to the tribal peoples and cultures of the North-East
region of India. Fantastic content including information and
maps, as well as archival and more recent photos of people and
ethnographic items. Among many worthwhile projects and
objectives, they will eventually have a museum dedicated to the
North Eastern states. Highly recommended!
resource for Asian art lovers, there are a number of excellent
articles, including several on the arts and culture of the
Himalayas and surrounding areas.
non-commercial site exhibiting an extensive collection of
Himalayan art from a variety of sources. Predominately Vajrayana
Buddhist in orientation, it is a well maintained site sure to be
a valued resource for Himalayan art lovers.
Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts
will take you to the "Crafts of the North East" section of the
IGNCA web site. There is quite a bit of basic info here on
the main craft traditions of the 7 states in India's old N.E.
A site that
is as rich, diverse, convoluted, idiosyncratic, vast,
overwhelming, brilliant and deeply funky as India itself.
Packed full of info and photographs. A must visit for people
interested in any aspect of Indian culture. Sections on tribals,
nature, religion, weaponry, women's issues, Ravi Varma, and
about everything else. Excellent.
based in Hudson, NY that specializes in Indo-colonial antique
furniture and accessories. Knowledgeable and well traveled
proprietors. Great selection of items from this highly
collectable and rare genre.
Tribal Art Forum
forum where people can share their knowledge and enthusiasm for
all genres of tribal art.
A fine publication
for Tribal Arts enthusiasts. There are a number of articles
available on line.
An organization you
can trust, doing essential work in Nepal. Crusading for the
prevention of girl trafficking, rescue, rehabilitation and
reintegration of survivors of trafficking. This is a major
problem in Nepal. Be informed. You can also make
donations that will be effectively used to help reduce
Svoboda - ayurvedic doctor and tantric
This is the web site
of Dr. Robert Svoboda. Author of the seminal Aghora trilogy, as
well as various ayurvedic and astrological titles. Few if any
Western born people can match Dr. Svoboda's depth of
understanding of tantra, medicine and astrology.
Nuns Welfare Foundation of
This is the site of
Ani Choying, a Tibetan nun best known for her amazing voice and
CD's, she also has the altruistic Nun's Welfare Foundation.
as Nepal's best English newspaper. Published once weekly,
it always has interesting articles, and represents Nepal's best
English language journalism. This is the web edition.
Passage: Project for International
This is the site for
a great experiential education program based in South Asia. Run
by people who are genuinely qualified and indeed adept at
providing this type of cultural immersion learning experience.