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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 Campaigning for Prevention of Child Marriage
  • 2 Celebrating Heritage at Village Fair
  • 3 Celebrating Heritage of Khadi at Akhra@Baitanik
  • 4 Celebrating Heritage Week at Victoria Memorial
  • 5 Communicating Climate Change to Elected Members
  • 6 Communicating Climate Concerns
  • 7 Communicating through Folk Art
  • 8 Creating Cross Cultural Dialogue
  • 9 Demistifying Climate Change for Women Panchayat Leaders
  • 10 Developing Health Communication Strategy for Odisha
  • 11 Empowering Children
  • 12 Facilitating Participation for Securing Rights
  • 13 Heritage Education
  • 14 Learning Self Reliance
  • 15 Mobilizing Grassroot Action
  • 16 On Culture & Education at Manila
  • 17 Promoting Cross Cultural Dialogue
  • 18 Promoting Heritage
  • 19 Promoting Heritage
  • 20 Promoting Heritage
  • 21 Showcasing Heritage
  • 22 Strengthening Young Voices
  • 23 Supporting Cultural Mileu
  • 24 Youth Action Against Child Marriage

Cultural Tourism in West Bengal
Health Communication
Culture and Development
Crafts Hub

"TourEast" is our new initiative to promote Cultural Tourism in West Bengal and the Rural Craft hubs as tourism destinations. Our model of community led cultural tourism promotes responsible tourism and offers an authentic experience of heritage and artsy culture of India.

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 socio-economic empowerment and inclusion of indigenous communities, while safeguarding intangible cultural heritage.

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The Department of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises & Textiles (MSME&T), Government of West Bengal is developing 10 Craft Hubs in association with UNESCO. As UNESCO partner, we are designing and implementing the project. 

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

Fy 15-16 Calender 

If you are interested to perform at Akhra, please email to
Bangla Dhol, Dotara & Flute Workshop
3 days for each instrument
Venue : Baitanik, 4, Elgin Road, Kolkata 700020
Time : 11 am - 4 pm

Dec 1-3 : Flute
Conducted by Shri. Tarun Chaudhury

Dec 4-6 : Bangla Dhol 
Conducted by Shri. Sandip Ganguly

Dec 14-16 : Dotara
Conducted by Shri. Debasish Sen

No registration fee. 
Interested participants who cannot bring their own instruments, need not come.

Sufi Sutra - World Peace Music Festival, flagship festival of banglanatak dot com. 6th Edition will be held ta Kolkata on Feb 5-7, 2016 and in Goa on Feb 10-12. Participating International teams are from Brazil, Burkina Faso, Hungary, Portugal, Scotland and Turkey.

5 years of Sufi Sutra brief

 Sufi Sutra Facebook page

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Festivals 2015-16
  We are participating at

Lokotsav Goa,  Jan 8 - 17, 2016
Village Festivals in Bengal

Fakiri Utsav
Gorbhanga, Nadia
Nov 20-22, 2015

Theatre Village
Satkahania, Bardhaman
Nov 27-29, 2015

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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, thr​o​ugh  photography and also to reach out to common man by holding public place exhibition.  The initiative was launched in Kolkata and the travelled to Bhubanewsar and Goa in 2014. The second edition in Kolkata took place from Dec 2014 - Mar 2015.​ 

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CamEra Kolkata  2013 2015
CamEra Bhubaneswar 2014
CamEra Goa  2014

A brief on banglanatak dot com MusiCal
We launched MusiCal to strengthen non-film non-classical forms of music, including contemporary urban acoustic music. We feel with a little support in this sector, a huge talent pool will get the desired oxygen, will safeguard a treasury of resources, will open up a new window to the world and will show a path to the aspiration of young India. 

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If you are interested about collecting our folk album series or any collaboration or project initiative, email to

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)
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Our International partners
Maison des Cultures du Monde (World Cultures Institute), Paris

United Nations World Tourism Organisations

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