Anwesa Mahanta:  Honoring The Sattriya Tradition
    By Rashmi Bora Das

    A sublime dance form, sattriya nritya is rooted in the vision and philosophy of Srimanta Sankardev, the founder of Vaishnavism in Assam. Its origin dates back to the 15th and the 16th centuries when Sankardev and his disciple Shree Shree Madhavdev created the dance as an accompaniment to the Ankia naat, a form of one-act plays. A dance form that is over 500 years old, sattriya has gone through a process of evolution yet preserved its sanctity and original appeal. Since its recognition as one of the eight classical dance forms of India by the Sangeet Natak Akademi in the year 2000, sattriya has earned acceptance and patronage both outside the state of Assam and overseas. It was interesting to go up close and personal with a very promising young sattriya dancer Anwesa Mahanta who has showcased this living tradition in different parts of the globe.

    Sanchayeeta Borthakur: Reaching For The Stars
    By Ankur Bora 

    Sanchayeeta Borthakur is a Research Scientist in the Physics and Astronomy at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Her area of interest is to study star forming galaxies, how the galaxy evolves, and how matter and energy is spread throughout the Universe. Sanchayeeta is originally from Bongaigaon , Assam where her father was the Chief Medical Officer at the refinery. When she was just three years old, it was her father who brought the science of learning to life with stories about the sky, the stars and the cosmos. In the following interview Sanchayeeta tells her journey including the recent work with the Hubble Space Telescope to probe nearby galaxies.

    Promoting Sattriya Overseas: A Profile On Madhusmita Bora

    By Rashmi Bora Das

    A creative and open mind, when nurtured by the spirit of exploration, sees the window of life opening up to a dazzling kaleidoscope of opportunities and possibilities. Immensely gifted Madhusmita Bora is that artist who has always seen in the horizon the shining prospect of fulfilling her cherished goals. It's a flight from one continent to another, from Asia to North America, where with confidence and ease she undertakes a project to propagate sattriya dance far away from her homeland Assam. It's a mission Madhusmita enjoys from the core of her heart with success greeting her as she journeys on to reach her milestones.

    Supporting Kamrupi Dhuliya

    By Ankur Bora

    Folk art is a central part of the social and cultural fabric that holds our community together. They enrich and give meaning to people's lives, help them to feel part of society, and celebrate the cultural diversity. The various symbols of folk art (e.g. choreography, gesture, icons, musical notation) communicate meanings rooted in a particular social, historical, and locational context.

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