The expedition, which lasted for 20 days, was conducted in Odisha region (including Shvara, Puri, Chilka lake, Konark) covering several aspects of cultural life. The researches or “cultural hunters” studied the cultural institutions, architecture, sculpture, religious traditions, as well as daily lifestyle, interhuman relations, approaches to animals and the influence of Odisa culture on the other regions.
Kerala, Tamil Nadu
The purpose of this expedition was to explore South Indian culture. The destinations after arriving in Delhi were Trivandrumpuram, Kanyakumari, Rameshwaram, Madurai, Madras. Overall culture of the region was observed, but there was particular focus on concrete topics, certain rituals, specific features of arts and cultural phenomena, such as local unique features religious life, traditional dresses, local specialties etc. Some of the unique aspects were the the traditions and lifestyle of the Christian community and fishermen.
Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttrakhand, Bihar, Jamu & Kashmir
It was an expedition to Varanasi, Bihar, Delhi, Punjab (Chandigarh, Amritsar, Malerkotla’s villages), Jamu & Kashmir, Uttrakhand (Rishikesh). One of the purposes of the visit was to witness and study Mahakumbamela I event, creating a documentary. The visit mainly targeted the study of coexistence of multi-religious environment and eclectic culture, considering the traditions of Sikh culture (mostly in Penjub), Inslamic culture (mostly in Jammu and Kashmir) and hindu culture (mostly Utarakhand, Himanchal Pradesh, Bihar). The visit resulted in a profound research on the religious architecture (temples, mosques, gurudvaras), and a special interest in rural lifestyle, bread making technologies and traditions etc.