India is a
land of diverse cultures. The variations in physical, climatic conditions
and the extent of exposure to other cultures have greatly influenced the
traditions and culture of the different regions. There is an underlying
basic factor common to the whole of India, with variations in the practices
based on their local needs and influences. Further, the greatness
of India has been in accepting the best from all the invaders and intermingling
the new customs and styles with the existing - this is visible in all aspects
- music, dance, painting, sculptures, architecture.
article, an excerpt from the introduction to the book "The Art and Architecture
of India" by Benjamin Rowland puts it all in a nutshell.
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Sangeet Natak Akademi awards, Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar,
Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Award under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
Concert in the Dark by Anil Srinivasan (5th edition)...Read more
Talk in English on "The Importance of Prakrit in Literature and Religion" by Dr Abhijeet Alagoudar
- the concept of Prakrits, some of the variants and dialects, the use
of Prakrit in drama and poetry as well as religious texts and
evolution of some of today's languages from the Prakrit source.
at 5.30 pm IST on Saturday, December 3, 2022. ....Read more
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