Ethnic Dances and Music of Western Orissa: An Anthropological Study Towards Promoting Eco-Tourism

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  • Author :Bhagyalaxmi Mahapatra
  • Year of Publication :2011
  • ISBN: :9788180697418
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 184
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Arts and Culture, History, Philosophy, Tourism

About the Book :

Orissa has tremendous potentiality for eco-tourism. Irrespective of its regional disparity and social inequity, eco-tourism can be attributed as one of the most important factors. The state could be able to tap the employment opportunities through various tourism resources and avenues. Author identified and documented 52 folk troupes, their dance forms, music, costumes along with the musical instruments. Besides, arts and crafts have also been included along with the socio-economic status of ethnic artists and the artisans. The book also conveys that how the regional culture; folk dance, music, arts, crafts, cuisines, scenic places etc. could be integrated as an avenue for promoting eco-tourism while simultaneously facilitating economic sustainability of the local population. Based on the heuristic suggestions, the author has also proposed eco-tourism centres and tourist villages in the region. So that, in the long run it will have a positive impact on the overall growth of the state. Some policy recommendations have been also given to benefit all stakeholders.

About Author :

Bhagyalaxmi Mahapatra, did her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Berhampur University.Subsequently, she had pursued her research career in the Council of Analytical Tribal Studies (COATS), Koraput, Orissa, a Project Fellow in UGC sponsored Project in Government College, Phulbani, Orissa. Presently she is a Senior Fellow under Ministry of Culture, Government of India.She is also running a NGO, ASPIRE (Action for Socio-Economic Progress in Rural Environment) and working with a Motto Aspire to Inspire for the development of women, youths and children of Orissa.Currently working as a State Level Trainer in the State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) of Government of Orissa, she has been imparting capacity building training to the PRIs.