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India Japan Cultural Relations

December 24, 2015

India and Japan have long cultural and civilizational ties. The cultural ties go back to 6th century when the Buddhism spread to Japan through China and Korea. Buddhism had been introduced to Japan in 538 AD by a Korean king. In 752 AD, Bodhisena, an Indian monk...

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Indian Railway

November 15, 2015

There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on IR viz. the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus and the Mountain railways of India.  Mountain railways of India is not contiguous, but consists of three separate railway lines located in different parts of the country viz. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a...

Indian art forms in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

November 11, 2015

Some Indian performing art forms and others find mention in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.  The following art forms find mention in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity:- Kutiyattam is a form of Sanskrit theatre that originated in...

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