Welcome - or in Santali: Johar!

We are a circle of friends who support village development in Ghosaldanga and Bishnubati, two villages in West Bengal. The inhabitants of these two villages are indigenous people from the Santal tribe, one of the most populous indigenous tribes in India.

The work of development is organized and carried out by the villagers themselves. The most important task is education; further top priorities are medical /health care, ecological farming and the promotion of culture.

On-site work is inspired and accompanied by the German author Martin Kämpchen, who has been living in India for the past 40 years.


An Inquiry into the Living World of the Adivasis in West Bengal

28.01.2019 News

A Preliminary Findings of 'An Inquiry into the Living World of the Adivasis in West Bengal' an empirical study jointly carried out by the Pratichi Institute and Asiatic Society has been released in the Asiatic Society this month...[more]

Museum Day Celebration 2018 at Bishnubati

09.01.2019 News

The 5th Museum Day was celebrated on 9th December 2018 at Bishnubati. To create awareness and educate the people about the importance of their cultural heritage the Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust (GBAT) and the...[more]

A Brief Report on Banam Making Workshop at Bishnubati

05.01.2019 News

After having several rounds of discussions on the format and concept of the Banam making workshop (see CONCEPT NOTE), the two day workshop on 18-19 August 2018 went on successfully in the museum campus at Bishnubati. It...[more]