From the Initial Output
I started by summarizing the data from the previous project. Since their lives usually revolve around agriculture, festivals, and water availability, those were the three main themes I had considered, that is influencing their annual cycle.
After that, I divided information related to agriculture and festivals into two separate columns, following the timeline from January to December here. Reading through it, I highlighted the commonalities between the content to figure out the existing factors influencing these events, and build upon that.
I also looked up information on Warli culture and their specific festivals. I came across more factors in common with other festivals, added them to the list, and collected more information about that respectively.
|During January and February, they usually go out for work and help other people in their farms. They earn very little from that (around Rs 100 per day) but they somehow manage their day with that money.|
|They divide their land and make decisions as to which part of land has to be burnt or which one has to be ploughed. Hence, they start their preparation for the coming year.||HOLI: Holi is known as the festival of colours but instead, they celebrate it with mitti. They make different knids of sweets and have rice papad after puja.|
|RANG PANCHAMI: It is celebrated five days Holi. This is when everyone in the village play with colours.|
|They sow paddy in small beds which can be well manured and tended. Farmers collect cowdung and put it on those small beds.
These are then stacked with few cut side branches of threes (wood). followed by dry leaves and grass that are spread evenly. Then they are covered with a thin layer of mud and burned slowly. This process is called Rab.
|GUDI PADWA: It is a spring-time festival that marks the traditional new yar for Marathi people. They buy new clothes and do puja early in the morning.|
|BOHADA FESTIVAL: Bohada is a mask festival of the Warli tribes which is held for three days.
Mask owners wear these masks and give several performances during this celebration.
|with the first rains, the seeds are sown (Chawal Pherni). The farmer then prepares the main fields, whose soil is too hard to be ploughed when dry. They worship their domestic God Narandev, Hirva & Himaidevi before sowing the seeds.|
|Once the rice plants have grown a little, they transfer them properly to the main fields. The weeds that have grown during this time are removed.||NAG PANCHAMI: Nag Panchami is a traditional worship of snakes. The women in Warli tribe undergo fasting during the whole day (other than chai) and have a good meal at night after the puja.|
|BAIL POLA: Pola is a bull-respecting festival celebrated by the people of warli tribe. They decorated and worship their bulls and make them run in a small race.|
|They gather all the crops and store them in Makaans (huts that are built right beside their farms).||GANESH CHATURTHI: The people of Warli tribe celebrate Ganapati wholeheartedly for 10 days. They decorate their village. The kids dance to different songs and everyone does Tarpa dance together.|
|They finally remove the outer covering of seeds and get them back. They also bring back the dry grass and hay and store them in their house. They worship Goddess Savaribefore harvesting the crops and getting them back home.|
|October and November are mostly their celebration months. So they don't really have much work other than storing the dried grass.||
DUSSHERA and DIWALI are one of their most prominent festivals.
|They continue storing the dried grass and use the money that they've saved the whole year for their everyday needs.|
Secluding information from Initial Output.