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India is an ancient, but a continuing civilization. Various streams have flown into it to lend a unique character to its people and their history and cultural evolution. Culturopedia.com aims to bring you closer to understanding the 5000-year old ancient culture and heritage of India, as well as introduce you to the modern India and what constitutes it.

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Performing Arts of India

India has a wide range of performing arts spread across its geography ranging from colourful dances to martial art forms.  The performing arts of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are described in greater detail in these sections.

Socio-Cultural Institutions in India

Socio-Cultural Institutions in India – All India Radio, Allahabad Museum, Bharat Bhavan, Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, Dairatul-Maarifil-Osmania, Darul Musannifeen, Darul-Uloom, Deoband, Department of Culture, Doordarshan and Directorate of Film Festivals.

Renowned Architects & Sculptors of India

Among the renowned architects & sculptors of India mention may be made of Balakrishna Doshi, Charles Correa, Jashu Shilpi and Raj Rewal. Raj Rewell designed the Asian Games Village between 1980-1982.

Culture News Vol.1. Issue.1 (Test)

During a puppetry performance in a village, a rectangular stage is set up by using split bamboo and woolen blankets (Kambli). The performance is commenced with an invocation to Lord Ganesha and Saraswati.In order to announce that the show is about to commence a pair...

Shekhawati Wall Paintings

The Shekhawati havelis of Rajasthan are renowned for their wall paintings. These havelis were profusely painted with frescos depicting gods and kings, flowers and arabesques and scenes from everyday life. The Shekhawati paintings also depict Europeans, identified by...

Mewar Paintings

  Mewar was in the forefront in all fields of creative art and architecture under illustrious rulers like Maharana Kumbha and Maharana Sanga. Illustrated manuscripts produced at Chittor, Delwada, Ahar and Chawand from 13th century onwards provide a continuous history...

Marwar Paintings

The most important centres of Marwar were Jodhpur and Bikaner, both ruled by the Rathods, and Jaisalmer ruled by the Bhatis. The typical Marwar painting of bold lines and blazing colours, showing well-built heroic males wearing prominent whiskers and huge turbans and...

Kishangarh Paintings

The Kishangarh School of Painting emerged as a distinctive style in the middle of 18th century under the patronage of Maharaja Sawant Singh. Nihal Chand, a gifted artist in the Maharaja's court, produced some highly individualistic and sophisticated works, which are...

Jaipur Paintings

The earliest traces of painting in the Dhundhar or Amer-Jaipur region are to be found on the wall structures belonging to the Mughal period at Bairat and in the early 17th century palaces and mausoleums of Amer, in modern Rajasthan. These paintings are primarily...

Bundi or Hadoti Paintings

Bundi became an established centre of art and paintings in Rajasthan from 17th to 19th centuries. The Hada Rajput rulers of Bundi and their collateral branch at Kota were enlightened patrons of art. The Bundi or Hadoti School of paintings​ began under Rao Chattar Sal...

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