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Art, ethnographica & culture links:

Aienla Project
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!

Asianart.com
Another good 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.

Himalayan Art
An excellent 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
The link 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. frontier.

Kamat's Potpourri
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.

Malabar Antiques
A gallery 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
A moderated forum where people can share their knowledge and enthusiasm for all genres of tribal art.

Tribal Arts Magazine
A fine publication for Tribal Arts enthusiasts. There are a number of articles available on line.

 


 

 

 



 

 

 Miscellaneous worthwhile links:

Maiti Nepal
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 suffering.

Dr. 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 Nepal
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.

Nepali Times
Generally recognized 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 Education
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.

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