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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 Showcasing Heritage
  • 21 Strengthening Young Voices
  • 22 Supporting Cultural Mileu
  • 23 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 16-17 Calender 

If you are interested to perform at Akhra, please email to
Festivals 2016-17
  We are participating at

) 43rd Gannat Festival "Les Cultures du Monde" - Puppetry, Clay Doll, Patachitra, Wooden Doll participating from July 21-31.

ii) A 3 member team will be at Oxford & Wales to showcasing craft from Aug 14-23

iii) Folk music team at Netherlands & Denmark from Sep 6 – 12.

iv) CLASSICA & DINTORNI International Festival at Castello Ursino in Catania (Sicily) from Sep 30 – Oct 10.

v) WOMEX at Santiago De Compostela, Spain from Oct 19 – 23.

Village Festivals in Bengal

Dokra Mela
Dariyapur, Bardhaman
Sep 23-25, 2016

Dokra Mela
Bikna, Bankura
Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016

Kantha Mela
Nanoor, Birbhum
Oct 14-16, 2016

Wooden Mask Festival
Kushmandi, Dakshin DInajpur
Oct21-23, 2016

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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,

Our Initiatives
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

 Works to develop marginalized villages into destinations through community led cultural tourism.


Supports multi disciplinary art practices by creating a hub for young art practitioners. It is a platform for enthusiasts and artists visiting the city to connect with local artists and endeavors and  for local artists to connect with global art .

'The Wall', a collaboration between American and Kolkata artists and children to develop a common narrative using Mural

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

United Nations World Tourism Organisations

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