Archive / Films / Hyde Collection – Film 1


B&W. 25:36min. Bastar States (Chhattisgarh), India. 1937-1940. Film made by E. S. Hyde. Chitrakot falls on the Indravati. Muria dance with horns; Parja dance; Muria dance with bison head costume. Administrator’s camp at Bijapur. Dashera procession in Jagdalpur: people pulling Rath through streets. Keskal Land settlement. Dashera dances. Maharaja Pravir Chandra Bhanj Deo, with Mrs. Gibson. Sport competitions. Indravati floods. Marguerite Millward sculpting an Indian man’s portrait. Dashera celebrations. Celebrations in Antrim with decorated horses. Barsur: old temple; villagers; durbar. Murias performing bison dance during Mundan and Karanchedan ceremonies (January). Maharaja Pravir Chandra Bhanj Deo emerging with shaved head (part of the ceremonies ritual). State farm: sugar experiment. Tea party at Bela Dila hill station attended by Sir John Hubback, the Governor of Orissa. Gurkha band in Shillong.


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