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CLIP 8921

Living with the Adi - preparing for the Aran festival

Living with the Adi - preparing for the Aran festival

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Key Info
  • Living with the Adi - preparing for the Aran festival
  • Duration: 01:45
  • The Aran festival takes place in early March and is one of the most important dates in the Adi calendar. A number of dishes are prepared in advance of the festival as an offering to the spirits. A member of the tribe demonstrates how to make rat cake, a dough filled with frogs and rats which is then boiled in a large leaf. This clip was first published as part of the BBC Tribe website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    People and the Environment: Tribes

  • Keywords: Adi, Aran, Arunachal Pradesh, Asia, bread, Bruce Parry, community, culture, festival, food, frog, Himalayas, India, Jorsing, rat, tribe, village
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful in the context of a unit on cultural understanding and diversity or a study of people and their environment. Ask your learners to research other Adi festivals, when they occur and what they represent. More information on the Adi can be found on the Tribe website:
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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