I captured this beautiful moment at the end of July, 2010 when I visited at Santiniketan in the district of Birbhum - West Bengal. Actually I went to Santiniketan due to cover the Santali Dance. Santal are the largest tribal community in India.
The Santhals mainly prefer group performance than solo, which is an important feature of tribal art form in India. Group dancing and singing is the most important medium to express their joy and happiness. The Santhali dance and music is tuned with the nature of occasion whether it is social or ceremonial. The most well known dance form of the Santhals is a group of women with interlocked hands forming a semicircle or encircle. The Santhali Dance have a wide variety and types and is tuned with ceremony and social celebrations.
I got an opportunity to capture this moment at the time of their performance.
with best wishes to all.
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jhm (142920) 2014-08-07 3:22
The five ladies make nice movements for their dances.
Your colours and subject are very well chosen.
An excellent composition, nice choice of your angle, this cares for depth and perspective.
Very well done, TFS.
pajaran (54203) 2014-08-07 9:31
Interesantan tekst o Santhals sa oipisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana grupa u narodnoj nosnji.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepe devojke u narodnoj nosnji.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the Santhals with a description ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated in a group of folk costumes.
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful colors.
Pretty girls in national costumes.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
Graal (99510) 2014-08-07 23:38
nice scene and colorful image. Interesting portraits. Good caught moment. Also I like the colors and composition. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
petarl (1187) 2014-08-08 13:08
Ladies look nice in their national dresses. You captured this unusual moment very well. This world has many beauties. Beauty is in the difference. People are so similar. Thank you for uploading photos from far away India. The world becomes more connected than ever. Regards, Petar.
macjake (60048) 2014-08-11 15:04
love these photos from India.
this one is very colorful and cultural all at the same time.
The lime greens are very attractive.
even in this harsh side lighting you have yourself a wonderful human moment.
nice shot all around
jemaflor (88237) 2014-08-12 22:56
Nice scene well taken, interesting result, I like these two colors, green and red, good light capture.
CLODO (31606) 2014-08-13 0:41
good crop to get this women dancing group in action, I like their colored sarees and the leaves they wear in their hair.
jmdias (58185) 2014-08-14 17:49
an impressive folkloric dance. interesting the balance and the clothes they use. the image has excellent quality. TFS this part of india.
berek (42352) 2014-08-14 21:49
very traditional and interesting picture. In particular, a very colorful local costumes remarkable. Thank you for explanatory notes.
Fis2 (88885) 2014-08-21 23:42
I like frame and super colors.
Have a nice afternoon
Miguel82 (26288) 2014-08-23 8:00
Swapan, this is a brillant picture enhancing that dance style from rural Bengal, good view of the village and the clothes weared by the people, regards
COSTANTINO (58813) 2014-08-26 23:44
you are a very lucky photographer
taking photos the right timing\
wonderful colorful capture with
the women dressed in traditional
have a nice time
fritzi007 (8124) 2014-10-06 10:40
very good idea, very beautiful colors, very good comment, congratulations!
ikeharel (61549) 2014-10-11 0:52
Good afternoon Swapan,
Fabulous dancing, with all dressed with the same Sari's colors.
Fine taken the photo while they were in motion, and each face expression show a dedication to their performence.
Enjoy a nice weekend,