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Informative Article | Arts and Humanities | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023
Exploring the Cultural Significance and Rituals of Kati Gaan: A Deep Dive into the Female-Centric Traditions and Informal Education
Sutapa Barman | Dr. Jayanta Kumar Barman
Abstract: Kati Gaan is full of female rituals. Usually, this puja is done in the month of Kartika. At other times if women are worshiped that time, it is known as "Namla Kati". Kati Puja is performed in the end of (Sankranti) month of Kartika. But this puja can be done at other times. Today Rajbanshis live in almost all districts of West Bengal, many districts including Rangpur, Dinajpur Nilphamari in Bangladesh, Goalpara, Kamrup Naogaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, parts of Meghalaya in Assam, Nepal, Bihar and Tripura. According to the census report of 1921, about 89 percent of the people of Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri, Dinajpur and Rangpur districts belong to the Rajbanshi community. Kati Gaan transmitted orally people to people and learn also its orally from an artist or group of artists after that its carry forward to others people. People automatically learn it in their own capacity. There are no structural content to learn it. We can find here the informal education in process to learn.
Keywords: Kati Gaan, Kati Puja, Rajbanshi, Informal Education
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,
Pages: 464 - 466