Wangala: A Garo Festival

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The lineage of the Garo people of Western Meghalaya goes back to Tibet. The Garo hills are interspersed with patches of low-lying plains bordering Assam and Bangladesh. The life of Garos revolve around the Sun God, who rules their Jhum or shifting cultivation, and envelops the dynamics of their life ways. The Wangala festival of the Garos is the time for celebrating the bounty and well being, bestowed by Sun God. It is the time to rejoice; time to choose the Bride and the Groom; and the time fo ryoung persons to mingle freely. The film places the life and times of Garos in the background of their traditional philosophy and belief systems, and provides a mirror to the Garo mindscape.

Released on: 2000


CinematographyVivek Banerjee

DirectorBappa Ray

EditingShantanu Bhowmick

ProducerIndira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts New Delhi

WriterKapila Vatsyayan

Language English

Tags Achik Cultures & Traditions wangala Shifting of Jhum Cultivation in Byrnihat


Year of Production : 2000

Copyright : Restricted