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Indian Festivals, India’s Intangible Cultural Heritage UNESCO List, Handicrafts

Indian Festivals, India’s Intangible Cultural Heritage UNESCO List, Handicrafts Indian Festivals India is a land of fasts and festivals. The Indian men and women observe these festivals througho... »

Theater in India

Theater in India The Indian theater has a tradition going back to at least 5000 years.  Theater in India started as a narrative form, i.e., reciting, singing and dancing becoming integral elements of ... »

Indian Social Structure in Ancient India

Indian Social Structure in Ancient India Initial differentiation of Arya varna & Das varna (Based on color) later developed into a complex ‘varna system’, which in place of the tribe divided socie... »

Religions in India

Religions in India Religion in India is characterized by a diversity of religious beliefs & practices. Secularism in India means treatment of all religions equally by the state. India is a Secular... »

Six schools of Indian philosophy

Six Schools of Indian Philosophy Vedic period defined the philosophies about true nature of soul or Atman + cosmic principle or Brahman who represented the ultimate reality. Later these philosophical ... »

Indian Paintings

Indian Paintings Sadanga of Indian painting Around 1st century BC six Limbs of Indian Painting, were evolved, laying down the main principles of the art. Shadang or the six limbs of Indian Art find th... »

Folk Dances of India

Folk Dances of India Performed for any societal celebrations in villages, for any harvests of food or any celebrations. No particular complex steps to dance. A person without any particular knowledge ... »

Classical Dances of India

Classical Dances of India The principles of Indian Classical dance is derived from ‘Natya Shastra’ by Bharat Muni. He traces its origin from lord Bramha & dictated that Lord Bramha created a fifth... »

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