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Adivasi Bow and Arrows of Jharkhand

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Re: Adivasi Bow and Arrows of Jharkhand

Postby milind » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:57 pm

Correct Mak, most of the Roman swords doesn't have Knuckle Guard, they are symmetric and double edged. This one is different.



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Re: Adivasi Bow and Arrows of Jharkhand

Postby Shivaji.Dasgupta » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:33 pm

Yes sir,
I saw your second Bow Standing on left side.
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Re: Adivasi Bow and Arrows of Jharkhand

Postby milind » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:04 pm

Shivaji.Dasgupta wrote:Yes sir,
I saw your second Bow Standing on left side.
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:cheers: it's quite bigger than the other one.



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Re: Adivasi Bow and Arrows of Jharkhand

Postby Shivaji.Dasgupta » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:14 pm

Some of my Bows are about to get ready. today i have started to give them a oil brush and leave in sunlight for the day. will do it for a week. the third from the top is incomplete. i have also got few new arrows.
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Re: Adivasi Bow and Arrows of Jharkhand

Postby goodboy_mentor » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:10 pm

nitroex700 wrote:The Santhals used it with deadly effectiveness against the Brits and the Salwa Judum against the naxals..
Matters are not so simple and black and white. Salwa Judum was well armed with modern firearms by government. Since Salwa Judum was very much an unlawful organization, likely to create terror, infighting and bloodshed by creating a civil war among indigenous people, the Supreme Court got it banned and disbanded. The "problem" is a very complicated matter essentially related to the systematic violation of rights of indigenous people with impunity. What are the rights of indigenous people? You may search for "United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples" and read it.


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Re: Adivasi Bow and Arrows of Jharkhand

Postby kshitij » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:08 pm

Just curious, along with the bows and arrows do the natives use knives and machetes too? What kind and where are they sourced from?


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Re: Adivasi Bow and Arrows of Jharkhand

Postby Shivaji.Dasgupta » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:21 pm

Dear Kshitij, yes they use knifes but not the short one, the bigger Dao is more popular. except that they do use talwar, tangi, kulhari and bhala. I do have a small collection of all of these items but As my first liking is bow and arrows so i use to collect them mainly. i will post some photo of other weapons shortly.

goodboy_mentor sir Salwa judum was never entered in Jharkhand, Bihar and Bengal. here tribals are 100% in accordance with MCC guerrillas. they are almost hero like figures in rural areas. acquiring some modern hi tech fire arm is not an issue in these areas. whether its AK's or any other bolt action rifle or pistols. village people also use these weapons and mostly against govt.

As you rightly said "Matters are not so simple and black and white". The reality is that a parallel kind of govt is running in interior areas and the reason is also very simple, the development which the govt. is unable to provide since independence is now happening and all b.coz of fear of getting a bullet in their bum ( govt. & netas).

but in spite of all odds and troubles i saw the tribals live happily within their culture and heritage. they do not interfere in city life and never want the modern life style and tech. to interfere in their lives.



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Re: Adivasi Bow and Arrows of Jharkhand

Postby Shivaji.Dasgupta » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:59 am

Yesterday i have brought this straight sword for Rs. 250/- Asked for 400/- but after a stiff bargain reduced to 250/- .
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total blade size approx 2.8 ft. and the handle length is approx 11 inch.
Due to Navratra and Ram navmi lots of edged weapons are now available here .
Not a bad bargain for Rs. 250. little work is required to get a decent finishing touch.
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Re: Adivasi Bow and Arrows of Jharkhand

Postby goodboy_mentor » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:15 pm

The price is good provided the quality of metal is reliable, so that it does not break while hitting a hard surface. The breakage usually happens at the weakest point where the blade transforms into tang. Another is just my personal preference, for hilt types that have some kind of obstruction to prevent the slipping of hands on either side. For example if some small inverted dish like circular plate is added on both sides to prevent possible slippage.


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Re: Adivasi Bow and Arrows of Jharkhand

Postby Shivaji.Dasgupta » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:34 am

you are right sir. i am working on it. will post the final image. metal quality is good. its not a leaf spring plate and the normal plate metal available in abundance. regards



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Re: Adivasi Bow and Arrows of Jharkhand

Postby Shivaji.Dasgupta » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:27 pm

Its almost one year of starting this thread. Today We have arranged an archery competition it's a two days sports event. This time some changes we have introduced like ..
1. No broad blade arrows. ( its very lethal and in case of an accidental injury may turned fatal)
2. All age group Male female can attend.
3. Distance I have suggested 50 yards but Actually was more than 65 Yrds
4. No competition bow can be used. only bamboo made bow and arrows.
5. 1st prize a Goat and rs. 501/- cash, 2nd prize a lamb and rs. 301/- cash, 3rd prize A desi Chiken ( Desi Murga and rs.151/- cash)

Unfortunately due to strong wind, the event is postponed for yesterday. Pics will follow shortly.

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Actually we have decided for 50 yrds but the got sponsor volunteered for placing the target and I think he was in plan to save his goat. :D :D :D placed it at approx 65 ( later we come to know)

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waiting for the competition

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junior candidates.

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Different Arrow heads
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Saw this Arrow head after decades. most difficult to built. Now rarely available. I had one but lost long ago.

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Will post more by tomorrow.
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Re: Adivasi Bow and Arrows of Jharkhand

Postby srmathuria » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:20 pm

Hi Shivaji

thanks for sharing in detail bow n arrow technology of our countrymen.
I could not see any of the PIC you have posted.
Could you pls email me to [email protected]

I am very much interested in archery and trying to make a bow
your pics could help me out in it.

thanks



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Re: Adivasi Bow and Arrows of Jharkhand

Postby Shivaji.Dasgupta » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:09 pm

ok. sending shortly. simultaneously you can ask Our admin group if there is any tech. difficulty and I am sure that they will help you out.

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Re: Adivasi Bow and Arrows of Jharkhand

Postby NairSaab » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:15 pm

We must encourage the youth to take up arms training especially with NCC and such organizations. Congratulations and keep up the good work.




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