India has a rich diversity of music traditions among its tribal and nomadic communities. These traditions are intricately connected with their social practices and belief systems. As a ‘Centre of Excellence’ recognized by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Bhasha Centre has undertaken to create a 'Digital Corpus of Tribal Music for Conservation and Dissemination'. The corpus includes :

Adivasi Music of Gujarat and Chhatisgarh, available as CDs

Toor Music CDs containing the Adivasi music of Gujarat and bordering areas of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan

Pratisaad, a music DVD containing adivasi songs rendered by ethnomusicologist and singer Prachi Dublay with adivasi artists

Bhartiya Adim Sangeet, a DVD of adivasi songs rendered by adivasi artists from various areas of Gujarat

Similarly, the music of Adivasi communities from Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Assam is available in the Vaacha's archives

An important addition to the Consortium and the Music collection are the publications, Adivasi Adim Chitrakala: Rathwa Samajno Babo Pithoro and Chhotaudepur Jillani Hunnarkala, both written by Naran Rathwa and Vikesh Rathwa. This is for the first time that two members of the Rathwa community have come forward to present the history, beliefs and ritual of the pithoro painting and other arts practiced in the Chhotaudepur district.

To avail of any of the music DVDs or books, please write to