Accredited with Special Consultative Status to ECOSOC, by UN General Assembly, July 2013
Welcome to Banglanatak dot com

banglanatak dot com is a social enterprise working across India with a mission to foster pro-poor growth and protection of rights of women, children and indigenous communities.
We specialise in communication for development (C4D) using theatre and developing community led creative industries based on intangible cultural heritage like performing arts and crafts."
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  • 1 Advocating Rights
  • 2 Bridging Culture
  • 3 Building Skills
  • 4 Creating Cultural Space
  • 5 Creating Market for Traditional Arts
  • 6 Empowering children for protecting rights
  • 7 Empowering Folk Artists
  • 8 Empowering Women
  • 9 Promoting Cultural Tourism
  • 10 Promoting Ethno Tourism
  • 11 Promoting Folk Art
  • 12 Promoting Traditional Art
  • 13 Protecting Rights
  • 14 Reachingout The Marginalised
  • 15 Safegurding Folk arts
  • 16 Safegurding Heritage

Sufi Sutra
Health Communication
Culture and Development
Crafts Hub

Sufi Sutra, the three day festival of Sufi and traditional music in Kolkata held in the first week end of February is now a multi city affair with Patna holding the event for first time this year.

Programs at Bihar target behaviour change for improved reproductive and child health and making community a partner for strengthening access & usage of health services.

Art for Life (AFL) targets safeguarding intangible cultural heritage for socio-economic empowerment and inclusion of indigenous communities. We are successfully working with 39 art forms across West Bengal, Bihar and Odisha. Download Details

In recognition of our successful models for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage by making it a means of livelihood Department of Micro and (MSSE&T), GOWB and UNESCO have partnered with us in developing 10 rural craft hubs in the state.

Upcoming Events
Cultural Programme at Akhra@Baitanik
4 Elgin Road, Kolkata

Season 3 ended on June 21, 2014
Next program: After Durgapuja
Festivals 2014-15
Madhubani Utsav
Simri, Madhubani
Oct 17-19, 2014
POT Maya
Pingla, Paschim Medinipur,
West Bengal
Nov 14-16, 2014
Fakiri Utsav
Gorbhanga, Nadia
West Bengal
Jan 16-18, 2015
Sufi Sutra
West Bengal
Feb 6-8, 2015
Basanta Utsav
Deulghata, Purulia
West Bengal
Mar 5-7, 2015
What We Do
• Development communication
• Capacity building of local stakeholders (AWWs, ASHAs, NGOs, CBOs, etc) in the areas of behavior change, communication and Life Skills development
• Capacity Building of local theatre/ resource groups in theatre based awareness campaigns on various developmental issues.
• Research with community participation
• Developing Rural creative Enterprise
Area of Work

We work in rural, tribal and urban areas.

• All districts of West Bengal, Bihar, Sikkim, Tripura, Goa.

• Extensively in Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Orissa, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh ,Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab

• Parts of Orissa, Assam, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Meghalaya, Nagaland,

CamEra is an innovative initiative of banglanatak dot com ( to engage youth to heritage, thru their lenses and also to reach out to common man thru holding public place exhibition. In Jun 2013, we did it at Kolkata, where 357 young photographers registered, 100 photographers exhibited at Public Place Exhibition held at 20 places across the city, which was attended by over 72000 people. Then, based on people’s feedback and experts’ opinion, we selected 30 photographers who exhibited at 6 galleries. The top 50 photos were exhibited at Sufi Sutra, India’s largest public place International Music Festival on Sufi and Traditional Music, held at Kolkata in Feb. West Bengal Tourism selected best 100 photos for promoting heritages of Bengal. Seeing the success we took CamEra to Bhubaneswar and it was a major hit. 

AV coverage of CamEra Bhubaneswar: 

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Awards and Recognitions
Bihar Innovation Forum II Award for innovative work in non farm sector 
Amitava Bhattacharya, Founder Director, received the Global Indian Award 2013 from Times Now, in the Amazing Indian Awards Category
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Project Inspire
Best Creative Community Outreach Project in a  Project Inspire - 5 minutes to Change the World, global contest organised by UN Women and Mastercard.

Civil Society Award 2006 for HIV/AIDS Communication
using Art & Culture from UNAIDS, NACO and SAATHI.

Accredited NGO for providing advisory services to the intangible cultural heritage committee UNESCO, Paris 2010

UNFPA-LAADLI Media Award for Gender Sensitivity
for best community theatre project in Eastern India

Special Consultative Status to
UN ECOSOC (2013)
Brief Profile
Art for Life  
Our International partners
Maison des Cultures du Monde (World Cultures Institute), Paris

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