Purulia is a district with its headquarters city in south Bengal, bordering Jharkhand. There are many rivers crisscrossing the district in the heart of the “land of red soil”, and quite a few dams. It is a pre-historic region and home to the Ayodhya hills and many ancient tribes. Purulia is a hub of its own genre of Patachitra, Jhumur music, Chau dance and Folk Music Instruments. The district is home to around 71 Patachitra artists, 415 Jhumur music artists, 1973 artists of Chau dance and 62 makers of folk music instruments.