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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

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 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

Oct 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm
A Colourful Musical evening present by 'RONGIN'

Fy 15-16 Calender 

If you are interested to perform at Akhra, please email to

Festivals at a glance
Festivals 2015-16
  We are participating at

WOMEX 15, Budapest, Hungary, Oct 21-25, 2015
Village Festivals in Bengal

Kantha Mela
Nanoor, Birbhum
Oct 9 - 11, 2015

Mukha Mela
Kushmandi, Dakshin Dinajpur
Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2015

Panchmura, Bankura
Nov 6-8, 2015

POT Maya
Pingla, Paschim Medinipur
Nov 13-15, 2015

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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​​This year CamEra focuse​d on highlighting the Heritage Villages of Bengal. Young photographers visited villages practicing Terracotta, Chau, Sitalpati, Wooden Mask, Wooden Doll, Dokra, Patachitra etc and explored the life of the artisans, their skill, their products and captured the experience through their lenses. On Jan 9-11, 21 photographers exhibited photographs on heritages of Bengal at various public places and then at Gallery Gold on Mar 26-28. 
​CamEra is currently participating in celebrations to commemorate the 45th year of Earth Day on Apr 22, 2015, ​through "Green Angle: When Photography looks at Environment" to generate awareness on Climate Change / Environmental issues using Photography across Kolkata, Asansol, Patna, Jamshedpur, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and  Jaipur​. ​ 
Green Angle aims at generating awareness and mobilizing citizen action for environmet preservation by capturing and highlighting the green initiatives of the city through engaging youth and nurturing their passion and skill in photography. Senior reputed environment photographers will mentor the youth for them to be able to capture photostories on the theme​, in their city​,​ which will be exhibited through gallery based exhibition to reach out to more people​.

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CamEra Kolkata  2013 2015
CamEra Bhubaneswar 2014
CamEra Goa  2014

Green Angle: When Photography looks at Environment
Engaging young photographers of 8 cities to highlight environmental issues & green initiatives commemorating 45th Earth Day
Photographic exhibition at Baitanik, 4, ELgin Road on 29-31 May, 2015

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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