Indian Culture

Assam to host Judima Festival

November 29, 2016

Assam’s only hill station, Haflong will host the three-day ‘Judima Festival’ on sports and culture from December 18-20. The festival has been named after Judima, which is Dimasa tribals’ traditional brew. It is considered as one of the best traditional brews in the region and occupies an integral part...

Kala Utsav 2016 concludes

November 21, 2016

Kala Utsav is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), to promote arts in education by nurturing and showcasing the artistic talent of school students at the secondary stage. It is expected to aid in enhancing the life-skills of the participating students and prepare them as...

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. It is...

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 of the...

Mattancherry Palace Murals

December 25, 2015

The Mattancherry palace (also known as Dutch palace) is located at Mattancherry (near Kochi) in Kerala. The uniqueness of the palace is due to its mural paintings from the 16th century to 18th century. History Mattancherry is a former capital of the erstwhile rulers of Cochin. It was a...

Holi-The Festival of Colors

March 5, 2015

  Holi, the festival of colors, is the Hindu festival full of fun. Holi brings a lot of fun, music, dance and of course lots of bright colors. It is celebrated with full enthusiasm and joy throughout the country. It falls on the full moon day in the month...

Barhut and Sanchi Sculptures

December 17, 2013

After the crumbling of Mauryan dynasty, the Sungas and Kushans came to power in the North and the Satvahanas in the south. Their period marked the beginning of sculptural idiom in the Indian sculpture wherein the physical forms were becoming more realistic, refined and expressive. The sculptors started mastering...

Mauryan Sculpture

December 17, 2013

The Maurya period is marked by an impressive progress in the Indian sculpture. Dr. Ananda Coomarswamy differentiates the Mauryan sculptures into Court art and the Popular Art. The Court art includes the pillars and their capitals while the popular art includes the works of sculptors such as the Yakshas...

Sculpture in Indus Valley Civilization

December 17, 2013

The Indus Valley art forms included sculptures, seals, pottery, gold jewellery, terracotta figures etc. Stone Sculpture In stone, the two most discussed male figures are male torso and the bearded priest. Male Torso The Male torso is a red sandstone figure, which has socket holes in the neck and...

Bengal School of Art

December 17, 2013

Origin of Bengal School of Art In Bengal, a new group of nationalist artists gathered around Abinandranatha Tagore (1871-1951). Abanindranath Tagore was a nephew of Rabindranath Tagore. This new group of painters rejected the art of Raja Ravi Varma as imitative and westernized. They declared that such a style...

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