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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 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 intermingling of cultural diversity through the sound of music, is an annual celebration in the city of Kolkata for the last five years. Last year the festival was organized at Patna. This year it travelled to Goa.

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

Next program: 
Mar 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Baitanik tribute to Saumyendranath Tagore and release of music album Parani

Apr 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm 
Quest for Love : Songs of Atulprasad Sen by Riddhi Bandopadhyay and Nabanita Chattopadhyay

If you are interested to perform at Akhra, please email to
Festivals at a glance
Festivals 2014-15
An exhibition of Photography on Heritage of Bengal
Gallery Gold
Mar 26 - 28, 3-8 pm
Festivals 2015-16
Baisakhi Mela
Kala Academy, Goa
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Apr 13 - 16
Banga Utsav
Dilli Haat
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Apr 14 - 21
For more details, please visit
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 by holding public place exhibition. In Jun - Nov 2013 timeframe, we did it at Kolkata and in Apr-Jul 2014 timeframe, we did it at Bhubaneswar. 
Seeing the success, we plan to launch CamEra in Goa on Aug 25, 2014. 

CamEra schedule in Goa:

  • Meeting participants in Goa - Sep 18-20, 2014
  • Photo Walk - North Goa (Sep 21) and South Goa (Sep 28).
  • Photo Submission - Soft copy - for selection - Oct 17-26, 2014
  • Public Place Photography Exhibition - Nov 6-9, 2014
  • Gallery Exhibition - Dec 19-23, 2014

Follow us at our facebook page.

CamEra Kolkata  
CamEra Bhubaneswar 

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)
Brief Profile
Art for Life  
Our International partners
Maison des Cultures du Monde (World Cultures Institute), Paris

United Nations World Tourism Organisations

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