VIDEO: Documenting the dying art and culture of Mumbai’s Warli community

Adivasis of Mumbai

Photo: Wikicommons

The Art and Culture of the Warli communities are slowly getting lost. Today, not many indigenous communities have been following their traditional art and culture as they are slowly getting urbanized and trying to find a livelihood outside the jungle and forest areas.

Through my videos, I want to show their Culture and Art forms that have been slowly fading and how their art needs a space of its own to be displayed to not only the residents of Mumbai but also to people travelling to Mumbai to see the majestic Culture of its original inhabitants.

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