Government Institutions Related to Culture

• Lalit Kala Akademi To promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, both within and outside the country, the Lalit Kala Akademi was established in 1954 at New Delhi for pursuance of the dream of the first Prime Minister of independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for a cultural and national identity. The Akademi has regional … Continue reading Government Institutions Related to Culture

Pottery, Puppets and Painting: Culture

The art of handling of clay called Pottery was one of the earliest skills known to the Indians. From time immemorial, lumps of clay were hand -moulded to form toys and deities of worship. The advent of the Potter’s wheel gave man the task of making beautifully shaped pots for his personal use. The movement … Continue reading Pottery, Puppets and Painting: Culture

Dance & Drama

Dance CLASSICAL DANCE The term “classical” was introduced by Sangeet Natak Akademi to denote the Natya Shastra-based performing art styles. These are described as below: FOLK DANCES OF INDIA Drama Bharata’s Natya Shastra was the earliest and most elaborate treatise on drama written anywhere in the world. India has a longest and richest tradition in … Continue reading Dance & Drama