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Shonarai is a male-centric folk ritual, now extinct, that used to be practised by cowherds and other young men of predominantly, the Rajbongshi community in Cooch Behar and adjoining areas in North Bengal and parts of Assam and present day Bangladesh. The video is a compilation of special performances put up by some old timers. Research and documentation for this project was funded by a grant from the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India, under their Scheme for “Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Diverse Cultural Traditions of India”, 2014-15.
Date : May 2015
Location : Cooch Behar, West Bengal
Duration : 11m 34s
Language : Rajbongshi
Source : Live recording
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Subject : Shonarai, Cooch Behar, tiger lore