Tribal Museum (Janjatiya Sangrahalaya) of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU), Amarkantak, M.P.
is started with its 1st exhibition entitled “Baiga – A Visual Ethnography”. The inauguration of this exhibition
and Tribal Museum is done by Dr. S.M. Jharwal, Hon’ble Chancellor of IGNTU at 11.00 am on 14th March 2015.
The 1st exhibition on Baiga Tribe of central India is photographed, curated and installed by Sh. Amit Soni,
Assistant Professor (Tribal Studies). This exhibition is an output of rigorous field work done in the Dindori
and Anuppur districts of Madhya Pradesh and Bilaspur and Kawardha districts of Chhattisgarh. This exhibition is
a thematic exhibition which represents all the aspects of Baiga life and culture. It is useful for general mass
along with scholars and students.
The 2nd exhibition of Tribal Museum, IGNTU entitled “Tribal Musical Instruments” is inaugurated on 18th March 2015
by Prof. Sujata Miri, Hon’ble Executive Council Member, IGNTU. This exhibition is organized by Sh. Amit Soni with
the help of Sh. Anup Ranjan Pandey (Artist), Raipur, Chhattisgarh and his group including Bhagat Singh Nag
(Dhurwa Tribal Artist), Netanar, Bastar, C.G. and Somaru Nag (Mahara Artist), Nangur, Bastar, C.G.,
whom provided their personal collection for the exhibition. The various types of traditional tribal musical
instruments are displayed in this exhibition to provide a glimpse of tribal music and amusement of tribes of
Chhattisgarh. These musical instruments are made and used by different tribal communities themselves.
Mr. Amit Soni
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