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Return to Eden
There is a myth that Peacocks were thrown out of paradise…. In our world the indigenous people are also been thrown out from their land by making them 'other' ...killing them, converting them from their religious believe and various political, cultural and economical aggressions.
As Bengalis we gave our blood to achieve right to speak in mother language, 21st February is now International mother language day. In 1971 we achieved independence by sacrificing three millions of lives…among them so many were our indigenous people.
It is a shame that we are continuing political, cultural and economical aggressions to our indigenous people. I hope our political leadership will change their mindset, and stop aggressions. I hope our indigenous people will get their right to speak and practice their mother language, they will be able to practice and preserve their cultural heritage. No one will convert them from their religious believes… They will have economical freedom including the right to their lands...They will return to eden.
Time. July 25-30, 2011
Art workshop captioned
(The Indigenous People of the Border Area)
Organized by Britto Arts Trust
Bepingonj, Durgapur, Netrokona
We were 12 artist (9 participant and 3 organizer) went to a Hajong village named Bepingonj.
Idea was to have first experience of their lives… and create art if any inspiration hits from there.