Oral History & Digitization for Ragamala Dance Company
Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.
Short-term: Creation of multiple repositories of Ragamala history
- 8 oral histories recorded, as planned
- Three copies of Ragamala dances created, as planned
Mid-term: Greater visibility of Indian classical dance to all Minnesotans
- Already communicated to the India Association board members and School of India for Languages and Culture. Will be formally announced in the IAM Newsletter and Facebook page after the Final report is submitted.
Additionally, Will be formally announced in the Ragamala Newsletter and Facebook page after the Final report is submitted.
Long-term: Addition of a valuable cultural resource for community use
-As part of the Final report, in addition to the oral history recordings and transcript, a copy of the digitized recordings of Ragamala performances will be delivered to MNHS for ongoing use by the community.
Sunoj Narayanan - Vice-President,
Secretary - Babu Chimata,
Treasurer - Manohar Shintre