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The field trips began at the end of 2003, when Moushumi Bhowmik's project proposal 'Love, Loneliness and Longing: Biraho in the folk repertoire of Bengal' was being considered for a research and documentation grant by India Foundation for the Arts in Bangalore.


Here is a selection of recording sessions, chronologically arranged, and sorted by year to give an idea of how the work has evolved and how the field has grown and continues to grow; also how the researchers are evolving in the process. Moushumi has written most of the session notes, Sukanta has written some in Bangla. Both write from their personal points of view, based on their individual and shared observations and understanding of the field. These are not instantly jotted down field notes, but written after the dust has settled and the sound has seeped in, sometimes years after the actual trip. So, these session notes also become acts of remembering and reconstructing the past.







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