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The struggle of two Asur villages in North Bengal to protect their culture

Dooars: A group of half a dozen women—from a teenage girl to a sexagenarian—dance to the tune of a melodious folk song, accompanied by foot-tapping beats of the tumda and tamak—two kinds of tribal drums. No, the women are not rehearsing for the upcoming Durga Puja celebration. They are from the Asur tribe and the song-and-dance routine […]