Fieldworkers at work

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The ppt presentation gives a glimpse of the fieldwork done in Mudugar-Kurumbar Research Centre, Attappady in June 2010. The Centre is established with the financial support of World Oral Literature Project of Cambridge University, London.

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Fieldworkers at work

  1. 1. A Project for Creating a Digital Depository of Oral Knowledge of Mudugar and Kurumbar with the help of World Oral Literature Project, University of Cambridge
  2. 2. Mudugar-Kurumbar Research Centre, Attappady
  3. 3. The team sets out with a definite focus for fieldwork. Having a community member (Ramu K.A) in our team makes it easy for us to go to Mudugar hamlets.
  4. 4. Sometimes the journey is easy. . Sometimes tiring. . .
  5. 5. However difficult, we reach the spot and set up the equipments for shooting Ramu K.A DineshKumar
  6. 6. With approved consent …
  7. 7. Interviews in the subject’s home is a technique in our fieldwork to document the knowledge and memories of the community From Left: Chaathi, Sachindev P.S. and Ramu K.A. From Left: Kurumbi, Ranki, Ramu K.A. and Kiran Tom Sajan
  8. 8. The month of May, 2010, was dedicated to exploring the dress and ornamental patterns of Mudugar. After a month’s field work, a video- documentary titled, thenevare (‘Dressing up’ in Mudugar language), was co-scripted and edited by Kiran Tom Sajan. Some interesting moments . . .
  9. 9. Nisha dressed up in traditional attire in Karara hamlet Kurumbi combing Malli’s hair in Karara hamlet Ranki, Cholakkad hamlet
  10. 10. Melthande Para Tholvalai
  11. 11. Ramu K. A. interacting with the members of Vandanpara Hamlet Kiran Tom Sajan, Lakshmanan and others in Thundoor hamlet
  12. 12. After a day’s work, the team returns to the Research centre. All the footages and photos are logged in and analysed.
  13. 13. Project Office Rayson K. Alex (Principal Researcher) Manoj U. A (Collaborator) Sachindev P. S (Media Officer) K.A. Ramu (Field worker) Vasantha (Field worker) S. Susan Deborah (P.R.Officer) Samuel Moses K.S. (Convener, Ecomedia team) Interns Kiran Tom Sajan Justin Raj Dileep David Dineshkumar Anand Thomas Prepared by Sachindev P.S. (June, 2010)

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