A Bhil Story (Bengali)

Author(s): SABNANI NINA

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The poor rooster cannot kukarookoo because his throat is so parched. There is not a drop of water left in the village pond. The only hope is to find a badwa who can ask the gods to send rain. What does the badwa tell the villagers to do? Go home and paint! This adventure-filled origin myth about Bhil art revolves around the thirst for rain and water conservation Ñ important for a tribe living in the dry western and central parts of India. Their close interaction with the natural world finds abiding expression in their art, called pithora. Painting is like prayer for the Bhils, and each dot in the vibrant and colourful patterns represents an ancestor whom they invoke for the well-being of all forms of life.

The poor rooster cannot kukarookoo because his throat is so parched. There is not a drop of water left in the village pond. The only hope is to find a badwa who can ask the gods to send rain. What does the badwa tell the villagers to do? Go home and paint! This adventure-filled origin myth about Bhil art revolves around the thirst for rain and water conservation Ñ important for a tribe living in the dry western and central parts of India. Their close interaction with the natural world finds abiding expression in their art, called pithora. Painting is like prayer for the Bhils, and each dot in the vibrant and colourful patterns represents an ancestor whom they invoke for the well-being of all forms of life.

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