Indian Culture

Influence of British Colonialism and Freedom Struggle on Indian Art

February 19, 2017

Influence of colonialism and subsequent freedom struggle upon evolution of Indian art forms can be understood as follows: Indian Paintings The traditional Indian painting was versatile and was different in different parts of India. The art scene was so far dominated by images of Indian Gods, Goddesses,...

Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India: Unity in Diversity

October 26, 2016

The most often noticed feature of Indian society is “Unity in Diversity”. This phrase celebrates how India has been stronger by welcoming various cultural, social and ethnic elements. It also transcends the notion accommodation without assimilation has been the key feature of Indian civilization. India has accommodated different...

Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT)

May 12, 2016

Setup in 1979, the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training is a premier institution working towards culture with education. CCRT organizes variety of programmes to achieve specific objectives for enrichment of Indian educational system with the Cultural content. Functions Centre for Cultural Resources and Training is an...

Asiatic Society

May 12, 2016

The Asiatic Society founded in 1784 by Sir. William Jones is a unique institution having served as a fountainhead of all literary and scientific activities. It was visualised as a centre for Asian studies including everything concerning man and nature within the geographical limits of the continent....

Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana

May 12, 2016

After coming into power in 2014, the NDA Government has consolidated all major schemes of the Ministry of Culture under a single umbrella of Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana. These schemes include missions, autonomous organizations, schemes and grantee institutions of the Culture ministry. Missions Currently, Ministry of culture...

National Mission on Libraries

May 12, 2016

National Mission on Libraries (NML) was launched in 2014 by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. It is a mission by Ministry of Culture to modernize and digitally link public libraries across the country and was established on the basis of recommendations of report of...

Muziris Heritage Project

May 8, 2016

Muziris was an ancient sea port on the Malabar Coast in Kerala which served as one of the world’s greatest trading center in East. As per historical records, the port was used for trade of goods ranging from spices to precious stones with Greeks, Romans and rest...

Dhrupad, Khayal and Other Forms of Indian Classical Music

April 23, 2016

Dhrupad and Khayal are the two forms of classical singing that are popular today. Out of them, Dhrupad is certainly older, which took proper shape in medieval era, replacing the ancient Prabandha. It enjoyed wide popularity till the 17th or early 18th century, after which it gradually...

History of Indian Music

April 23, 2016

Music is as old as our civilization.The presence of music / dance in Indus Valley Civilization is evident from some musical instruments, such as the arched or bow-shaped harp and few varieties of drums on terracotta figures and pictographs on the seals.  Further, the dancing girl figurine...

Key Elements of Buddhist Architecture

April 22, 2016

The three key elements of Buddhist architecture are Stupas, Viharas and Chaityas. Stupas A stupa refers to a mound-like structure that contains some  relic of Buddha or Buddhist monks. The origin of Stupas is considered to be from the Shramana tradition in which the Shramana monks were...

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