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Raghurajpur

December 2018

The team reached the heritage village in the morning and walked around to acquaint themselves with the Patachitra tradition and the other art forms which are also practiced in Raghurajpur. Around 25 participants including senior, junior and women artists were present in the library room of the village to share the historical background of their art, associated stories, current market and challenges with the research team. A 40-years old video footage of the village showing the artists' families and few samples of old Odisha Pattachitra was shown during the workshop to make the interaction between artists and research team more meaningful.

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Junior artist explaining what heritage means to them

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Senior artist sharing his knowledge with the team

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The team members explore the village and interact with the artists

This research project, Heritage Sensitive Intellectual Property and Marketing strategies: India (HIPAMS - INDIA), is funded by the British Academy's Sustainable Development Programme, supported under the UK Government's Global Challenges Research Fund 2018-2020.