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Indian art Indian art is also an art of social, political and religious influences. It changed and evolved with the evolut...
Indian art Western scholars have often had difficulty understanding the complex cultural and philosophical systems that ga...
Indian art Indian art features spirals and curvaceous lines, vines and tendrils, round-figured goddesses, circular amulets...
Indian art The story of Indian art is also the story of the oldest and the most resilient culture on earth. It is seen as ...
Indian art Indian art features spirals and curvaceous lines, vines and tendrils, round-figured goddesses, circular amulets...
Indian art The most endearing aspects of Indian art and architecture prior to colonization has been the strong impact of f...
Indian art The vast scope of the art of India intertwines with the cultural history, religions and philosophies which plac...
Indian art The Indian period is unique in its art, literature and architecture. Indian art is constantly challenged as it ...
Indian art Each religion and philosophical system provided its own nuances, vast metaphors and similes, rich associations,...
 
Indian painting Indian paintings traditions go back to antiquity, as is evident from the murals of Ajanta, Ellora and othe...
Indian painting Indian paintings traditions go back to antiquity, as is evident from the murals of Ajanta, Ellora and othe...
Indian painting At first glance, an Indian miniature painting, to the uninitiated, appears nothing more than a clutter and...
Indian painting Miniature painters employed at various medieval courts, discovered the potential of limitless self-express...
Indian painting The respect for tradition and the ability to transcend it at the same time is clearly evident in Indian ar...
Indian painting : Fresco The Chola fresco paintings were discovered in 1931 within the circumambulatory passage of the Bri...
Indian painting : Fresco During the Nayak period the chola paintings were painted over. The Chola frescos lying underneath...
 
Indian Architecture Religious motifs inspired most of the trends in Indian architecture and sculpture. Temples, mosques, f...
Indian Architecture Chandigarh, designed by Corbusier, stands out as a planned modern city. The oldest evidence of Indian ...
Indian Architecture Recently there has been a shift towards using a method of ancient architecture called Vaastusashtra. V...
Indian Architecture Stories and legends are told about the great monuments in India. India has a vast culture, interesting...
Indian Architecture Down south is the Meenakshi Sundareshwar temple which bears the Shiv linga which was worshipped by Lor...
Indian Architecture The Nagara architecture is well seen in the Khajuraho temples. The works are in rough granite and depi...
Indian Architecture The churches in Goa are spell bounding with their masterpiece works. The façade, interiors, dome shape...
Indian Architecture Most heritage sites are a result of accidental discovery and this too was found by a group of British ...
Indian Architecture The Agra fort over the banks of Yamuna is another great place. The red stone colour is unique with the...
 
Indian film Indian films command a huge domestic market and are popular abroad, particularly in Asia, Africa and West Asia...
Indian film The major production of Indian movie centres are Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Apart from popular entertainment...
Indian film Movies arrived in India less than a year after the Lumieres first exhibited their cinematographie in Paris. On...
Indian film The first Indian-made feature film (3700 feet long) was released in 1913. It was made by Dadasaheb Phalke and ...
Indian film The First International Film Festival, held in Bombay in 1951, showed Italian works for the first time in Indi...
Indian film Mehboob Khan's Andaz/Style (1949), an upperclass love triangle founded on a tragic misunderstanding, draws on ...
Indian film The late Satyajit Ray was awarded many prestigious international awards including the Oscar in 1992 for Lifeti...
Indian film The late Satyajit Ray was awarded many prestigious international awards including the Oscar in 1992 for Lifeti...
Indian film : Bollywood Bollywood music :  The background score or music plays a huge role in bollywood movies. The music ...
Indian film : Bollywood The melodies of R.D.Burman are still famous and are still heard and hummed by everyone. First the ...
Indian film : Bollywood A Bollywood movie is almost incomplete without a song. Before in olden days there used to be at le...
Indian film : Bollywood Bollywood Movies & Indian lifestyle. Everyone has a similar, boring routine to follow. Going to th...
Indian film : Bollywood There has been a trend of love triangles lately. Bollywood movies range from emotional sagas to pa...
Indian film : Bollywood Usually directors go for something, which will be accepted by audiences of all kinds but recently ...
Indian film : Bollywood These movies very beautifully express the cultures and ideas of Indians. These movies show how muc...
 
Indian dances Indian Dances illuminate & express India's culture in a direct manner, playing on the sensibilities of the o...
Indian dances There are many types of dance in India, from those which are deeply religious in content to those which are ...
Indian dances Indian mythology, legends and classical literature provide the themes of the Indian dance, both of the class...
Indian dances Nritya is usually expressed through the eyes, hands and facial movements. Nritya combined with nritta makes ...
 
Indian cuisine Indian cuisine is one of the most famous world cuisine's. A number of religions, with their own traditions ...
Indian cuisine Besides spices, the other main ingredients of Indian cooking and Indian meals are milk products like ghee (...
 
Indian drama Indian drama and theatre is perhaps as old as its music and dance. Classical theatre traditions have also inf...
Indian drama The Sangeet Natak Akademi located in Delhi has performed the role of sponsoring, research, dissemination, app...
 
Indian literature Indian literature -From the ancient Vedas and Upnishads, the Ramayan and Mahabharata, India has produced...
Indian literature Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for his Work 'Geetanjali' in 1913. Prominent modern writers in I...
Indian literature Many Indians writing in English have also gained international acclaim, for example Raja Rao, Kamala Mar...
 
Folk and tribal art Folk and tribal art in India takes on different manifestations through varied medium such as pottery, ...
Folk and tribal art It is an art where life and creativity are inseparable. The tribal arts have a unique sensitivity, as ...
Folk and tribal art Folk art also includes the visual expressions of the wandering nomads. This is the art of people who a...
 
Indian music The music of India includes multiple varieties of folk, popular, pop, and classical music. India's classical ...
Indian music The two main traditions of classical music which have been Carnatic music, found predominantly in the peninsu...
Indian music : folk music The Bauls of Bengal were a mystical order of musicians in 18th, 19th and early 20th century Indi...
Indian music : folk music Bhangra is a lively form of music and dance that originated in the Punjab region. As many Bhangr...
Indian music : folk music Moreover, during the last thirty years, Bhangra has enjoyed a surge in popularity worldwide, bot...
Indian music : folk music Bhavageete (literally 'devotional song') is a form of expressionist poetry and light music. Some...
Indian music : folk music Lavani comes from the word Lavanya which means beauty. This is one of the most popular forms of ...
Indian music : folk music Lavani is a combination of traditional song and dance, which particulary performed to the enchan...
Indian music : folk music The biggest form of Indian popular music is filmi, or songs from Indian musical films. The film ...
Indian music : folk music Reputed names in the domain of Indian classical music like Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustad Vilayat Khan,...
Indian music : folk music Qawwali is a Sufi form of devotional music based on the principles of classical music. It is per...
Indian music : folk music Rabindranath Tagore was a towering figure in Indian music. Writing in Bengali, he created a libr...
Indian music : folk music Rajasthan has a very diverse cultural collection of musician castes, including Langas, Sapera, B...
Indian music : folk music Percussion instruments come in all shapes and sizes from the huge Nagaras and Dhols to the tiny ...
Indian music : folk music The essence of Rajasthani music is derived from the creative symphony of string instruments, per...
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  1. 2. Indian art Indian art is also an art of social, political and religious influences. It changed and evolved with the evolution of a civilization which was full of remarkable innovations in all areas of artistic expression. The cultural policy of the Government of India has three major objectives - preserving the cultural heritage of India, inculcating Indian art consciousness amongst Indians and promoting high standards in creative and performing arts. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music Please click on the menu to change the topic
  2. 3. Indian art Western scholars have often had difficulty understanding the complex cultural and philosophical systems that gave birth to Indian art tradition. The story of Indian art is also the story of the oldest and the most resilient culture on earth. It is seen as an amalgamation of indigenous and outside influences, yet having a unique character and distinctiveness of its own. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  3. 4. Indian art Indian art features spirals and curvaceous lines, vines and tendrils, round-figured goddesses, circular amulets, colored gemstones, arches and domes, haloed deities, crescent moons, and the globe of the sun. Indian sculptures and paintings depict the diversity, colour and spontaneity of this country and are representations of the all-encompassing nature of Indian culture. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  4. 5. Indian art The story of Indian art is also the story of the oldest and the most resilient culture on earth. It is seen as an amalgamation of indigenous and outside influences, yet having a unique character and distinctiveness of its own. Art is also an art of social, political and religious influences. It changed and evolved with the evolution of a civilization which was full of remarkable innovations in all areas of artistic expression.. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  5. 6. Indian art Indian art features spirals and curvaceous lines, vines and tendrils, round-figured goddesses, circular amulets, colored gemstones, arches and domes, haloed deities, crescentmoons, and the globe of the sun. Indian sculptures and paintings depict the diversity, colour and spontaneity of this country and are representations of the all-encompassing nature of Indian culture. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  6. 7. Indian art The most endearing aspects of Indian art and architecture prior to colonization has been the strong impact of folk idioms and folk art on courtly art. Although folk art received little encouragement during the period of colonization, independence brought forward a renewed interest in folk paintings. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  7. 8. Indian art The vast scope of the art of India intertwines with the cultural history, religions and philosophies which place art production and patronage in social and cultural contexts. Indian art can be classified into specific periods each reflecting particular religious, political and cultural developments. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  8. 9. Indian art The Indian period is unique in its art, literature and architecture. Indian art is constantly challenged as it rises to the peak of achieving the ideals of one philosophy in a visual form, then begins anew for another. This challenge and revolution in thought ovides, Indian artists with reasons for innovation and creation, and the process of visualizing abstract ideas and the culture of the land. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  9. 10. Indian art Each religion and philosophical system provided its own nuances, vast metaphors and similes, rich associations, wild imaginations, humanization of gods and celestial beings, characterization of people, the single purpose and ideal of life to be interpreted in art. Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  10. 12. Indian painting Indian paintings traditions go back to antiquity, as is evident from the murals of Ajanta, Ellora and other frescoes, the Buddhist palm leaf manuscripts, the Jain texts and the Deccan, Mughal and Kangra schools of miniature Indian painting. Indian Painting is an old tradition, with ancient texts outlining theories of color and and anecdotal accounts suggesting that it was common for households to paint their doorways or indoor rooms where guests resided. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  11. 13. Indian painting Indian paintings traditions go back to antiquity, as is evident from the murals of Ajanta, Ellora and other frescoes, the Buddhist palm leaf manuscripts, the Jain texts and the Deccan, Mughal and Kangra schools of miniature Indian painting. Indian Painting is an old tradition, with ancient texts outlining theories of color and and anecdotal accounts suggesting that it was common for households to paint their doorways or indoor rooms where guests resided. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  12. 14. Indian painting At first glance, an Indian miniature painting, to the uninitiated, appears nothing more than a clutter and tangle of pastoral settings, dominated by masculine and feminine figures. Yet these scenes are not detached visions of artistic expression but provide the basis of Indian music and art forms. Most of these masterly works are visual creations of emotional and perceptive concepts that depict the ragas or musical modes of Indian classical music. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  13. 15. Indian painting Miniature painters employed at various medieval courts, discovered the potential of limitless self-expression in their depiction and today there are 130 known sets of such miniatures.The Indian paintings have now acquired a stature of their own. They use materials and techniques from all over the world but express Indian realities and Indian experiences. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  14. 16. Indian painting The respect for tradition and the ability to transcend it at the same time is clearly evident in Indian art of today. This is the essence of what has been described as the eclecticism of the Indian contemporary expression. Starting with the Bengal school, many contemporary painters have been influenced by modern styles. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  15. 17. Indian painting : Fresco The Chola fresco paintings were discovered in 1931 within the circumambulatory passage of the Brihadisvara Temple in India and are the first Chola specimens discovered. Researchers have discovered the technique used in these frescos. A smooth batter of limestone mixture is applied over the stones, which took two to three days to set. Within that short span, such large paintings were painted with natural organic pigments. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  16. 18. Indian painting : Fresco During the Nayak period the chola paintings were painted over. The Chola frescos lying underneath have an ardent spirit of saivism is expressed in them. They probably synchronised with the completion of the temple by Rajaraja Cholan the Great. Kerala has well preserved fresco or mural or wall painting in temple walls in Pundarikapuram, Ettumanoor, Aymanam and Trivandrum. Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  17. 20. Indian Architecture Religious motifs inspired most of the trends in Indian architecture and sculpture. Temples, mosques, forts, palaces and other monuments testify to this. Contemporary architecture combines ancient and modern influences. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  18. 21. Indian Architecture Chandigarh, designed by Corbusier, stands out as a planned modern city. The oldest evidence of Indian buildings date back to fourth century BC. The common examples of Buddhist - Indian architecture are the famous stupas. They are said to have originated from prehistoric burial mounds, but soon became much more. They were covered with an umbrella - shaped stone canopy, and marked as important places. The most famous ancient building in India is the Taj Mahal. It was built by Shah Jahan as the tomb for his wife. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  19. 22. Indian Architecture Recently there has been a shift towards using a method of ancient architecture called Vaastusashtra. Vaastusashtra is based on the effects of the five natural elements: sun, water, earth, sky, and air in relation to man. Indian architects use this science since flats constructed using this science are more in demand by buyers. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  20. 23. Indian Architecture Stories and legends are told about the great monuments in India. India has a vast culture, interesting facts and the revelations are marvelous. As one looks at the beauty of Taj Mahal, we can just see the love Emperor Shah Jahan had for his wife. The work of Ustad Isa Khan, the architect who designed this piece is exquisite. This is surely one of the best heritage sites in India. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  21. 24. Indian Architecture Down south is the Meenakshi Sundareshwar temple which bears the Shiv linga which was worshipped by Lord Indra to absolve him from sin. The Meenakshi Sundareshwar temple is a granite form and has twelve gopuras. Gopuras are the traditional architectural towers in the south of India. There are several shrines with the primary two shrines of the main Shiva and Parvathy NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  22. 25. Indian Architecture The Nagara architecture is well seen in the Khajuraho temples. The works are in rough granite and depict a lot of tradition. This represent the pictures of Gods and Goddesses. The beauty of apsaras and deities is well seen in the carvings. The interior is well designed to allow air and light and this is certainly a tourists must-visit place. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  23. 26. Indian Architecture The churches in Goa are spell bounding with their masterpiece works. The façade, interiors, dome shaped ceiling, painted windows are a treat to ones eyes. The Portuguese churches are again typical in their setting. St Francis of Asisi, Chapel of St. Cahterine, Church of lady of Rosary and Basilica of Bom Jesus are some of the masterpieces. The Ajanta and Ellora caves are set in Aurangabad which are thirty in number. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  24. 27. Indian Architecture Most heritage sites are a result of accidental discovery and this too was found by a group of British people who were on a hunting expedition. There is a prayer hall, monastery which strongly suggest Buddhist culture in the Ajanta caves. The Ellora again shows the traces of Jain, Buddhist and Brahman religions. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  25. 28. Indian Architecture The Agra fort over the banks of Yamuna is another great place. The red stone colour is unique with the grandeur effect of architecture. Fatehpur Sikri was at its peak during the administration of Akbar. The tomb of Saint Sheik S Chisti, Jama Masjid, Bulund Darwaza are some of the monuments that are famous hers. The Konark temple, Hampi, Qutab Minar are other famous monuments in India. Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  26. 30. Indian film Indian films command a huge domestic market and are popular abroad, particularly in Asia, Africa and West Asia. India leads the world in the output of films, with more than 800 Indian films produced annually. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  27. 31. Indian film The major production of Indian movie centres are Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Apart from popular entertainment through commercial cinema, art cinema deals with a serious themes particularly relevant to Indian society. There has been widespread recognition of Indian artists and directors at film festivals in different parts of the world. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  28. 32. Indian film Movies arrived in India less than a year after the Lumieres first exhibited their cinematographie in Paris. On July 7, 1896, an agent who had brought equipment and films from France first showed his moving pictures in Bombay. That was an important day in the social and cultural history of the Indian people. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  29. 33. Indian film The first Indian-made feature film (3700 feet long) was released in 1913. It was made by Dadasaheb Phalke and was called Raja Harishchandra. Based on a story from the Mahabharata it was a stirring film concerned with honour, sacrifice and mighty deeds. From then on many "mythologicals" were made and took India by storm. Phalke's company alone produced about a hundred films. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  30. 34. Indian film The First International Film Festival, held in Bombay in 1951, showed Italian works for the first time in India. The influence of Neorealism can be seen in films such as Do Bigha Zamin/Two Measures of Land (Bimal Roy, 1953), a portrait of father and son eking out a living in Calcutta that strongly echoes the narrative of Vittorio de Sica's Bicycle Thief (1948). NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  31. 35. Indian film Mehboob Khan's Andaz/Style (1949), an upperclass love triangle founded on a tragic misunderstanding, draws on codes of psychological representation - hallucinations and dreams that feature strongly in 1940s Hollywood melodrama. Mehboob's tendency to make a visual spectacle of his material, and his involvement with populist themes and issues make him a good example of popular cinema of the time. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  32. 36. Indian film The late Satyajit Ray was awarded many prestigious international awards including the Oscar in 1992 for Lifetime Achievement in Cinema. Documentary and short film makers have also played an important role in spreading knowledge and awareness among sections which are yet to get the benefits of modern education. Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, imparts training in film making and televisions programme production. Hindi Movies made by the students of this Institute have won many national and international awards in festivals in India and abroad NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  33. 37. Indian film The late Satyajit Ray was awarded many prestigious international awards including the Oscar in 1992 for Lifetime Achievement in Cinema. Documentary and short film makers have also played an important role in spreading knowledge and awareness among sections which are yet to get the benefits of modern education. Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, imparts training in film making and televisions programme production. Hindi Movies made by the students of this Institute have won many national and international awards in festivals in India and abroad NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  34. 38. Indian film : Bollywood Bollywood music : The background score or music plays a huge role in bollywood movies. The music is the soul of the movie. The music is what gets people to the theatres. It really does wonders for the movie. The starcast and movie also count but the music of a movie is what actually makes a difference. Bollywood has produced legends like R.D.Burman and Lata Mangeshkar. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  35. 39. Indian film : Bollywood The melodies of R.D.Burman are still famous and are still heard and hummed by everyone. First the music is composed before the making of the actual movie. There are songs also of different kinds, love songs, qawalis, gazals, sad songs. All kinds of songs, which are hummed by almost everyone. The actors, dancers and location make the songs come alive. So everything goes together, the music and the story which ultimately makes “the film.” NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  36. 40. Indian film : Bollywood A Bollywood movie is almost incomplete without a song. Before in olden days there used to be at least 14-15 songs, but nowadays there are usually 6-7 songs. The music of a movie makes people hum along and dance to its tunes. The new trend set in Bollywood movies are the 'dance numbers' which are an added attraction for the audiences. The background score of movies improves on the quality and speakers louder for the movie. The movie usually carries the story ahead and merges with the story. In other words music and movies go together hand in hand and are incomplete without each other. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  37. 41. Indian film : Bollywood Bollywood Movies & Indian lifestyle. Everyone has a similar, boring routine to follow. Going to the cinema hall to catch a good movie adds a little spice to our otherwise monotonous lives. Bollywood movies or hindi movies have become an essential part of Indian families. Watching one of these movies is like watching a fantasy. Bollywood films been evolving from time to time. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  38. 42. Indian film : Bollywood There has been a trend of love triangles lately. Bollywood movies range from emotional sagas to patriotic legends, romantic comedies to heart stopping thrillers, movies for children to bold documentaries. There is something for all kinds of audiences. There is entertainment packed for everyone. Hindi being the national language also has a national audience. Majority of India is rural so majority of the audience is also rural. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  39. 43. Indian film : Bollywood Usually directors go for something, which will be accepted by audiences of all kinds but recently many directors have been experimenting and making movies on bold subjects. Sometimes movies are made to bring about awareness among the people. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  40. 44. Indian film : Bollywood These movies very beautifully express the cultures and ideas of Indians. These movies show how much importance Indians give to love, emotions and feelings. There are so many people who get together , for months, and work from morning to evening everyday and then when the product ( movie ) is ready, it is all worth it! It is not only the actor or actress or bad guy (who always gets beaten up) who make up the movie, there are technicians, dancers, editors, make-up artists, spotboys, many people who work very hard to give us few hours of entertainment Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  41. 46. Indian dances Indian Dances illuminate & express India's culture in a direct manner, playing on the sensibilities of the onlooker. India offers a number of classical dance forms, each of which can be traced to different parts of the country. Each form represents the culture and ethos of a particular region or a group of people NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  42. 47. Indian dances There are many types of dance in India, from those which are deeply religious in content to those which are danced on more trivial happy occasions. Classical Indian Dances are usually always spiritual in content, although this is often true also of Folk dances.. The most popular classical styles seen on the Indian dance stage are Bharatanatyam of Tamil Nadu, Kathakali and Mohiniyattam of Kerala, Odissi of Orissa, Kathak of Uttar Pradesh, Kuchipudi of Andhra Pradesh and Manipuri of Manipur NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  43. 48. Indian dances Indian mythology, legends and classical literature provide the themes of the Indian dance, both of the classical and folk variety. The classical dance is based on rigid rules and dance discipline. Its forms include Bharat Natyam, Kuchipudi, Oddissi and Kathak as also a tradition of dance-dramas - Kathakali, Kutiyattam, Mohiniattam, etc. Indian dance is divided into nritta - the rhythmic elements, nritya - the combination of rhythm with expression and natya - the dramatic element. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  44. 49. Indian dances Nritya is usually expressed through the eyes, hands and facial movements. Nritya combined with nritta makes up the usual dance programmes. Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  45. 51. Indian cuisine Indian cuisine is one of the most famous world cuisine's. A number of religions, with their own traditions and customs, co-exist in India. The food habits differ across regions, religions. Diverse cultures that have played a pivotal role in the development of the Indian cuisine Indian cuisine revolves around the appropriate use of aromatic spices. But styles of cooking and commonly used ingredients differ not only from region to region, but from one household to another. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  46. 52. Indian cuisine Besides spices, the other main ingredients of Indian cooking and Indian meals are milk products like ghee (used as a cooking medium) and curd or dahi. Indian Tandoori and curry cooking is famous. India produces some of the finest teas and coffees of the world.The popular dishes from Kerala are appams (a rice pancake) and thick stews. Desserts from the south include the Mysore pak and the creamy payasum. Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  47. 54. Indian drama Indian drama and theatre is perhaps as old as its music and dance. Classical theatre traditions have also influenced modern theatre, particularly the Hindi, Marathi and Bengali theatres. The tradition of folk theatre is alive in nearly all the linguistic regions of the country. In addition, there is a rich tradition of puppet theatre in rural India. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  48. 55. Indian drama The Sangeet Natak Akademi located in Delhi has performed the role of sponsoring, research, dissemination, appreciation and patronage of the performing arts. It gives awards to outstanding performers and provides assistance for theatre production and teaching and offers scholarships to students and exchange of troupes. The National School of Drama also located in Delhi teaches stage direction, acting and related subjects. It also has a Repertory Company of its own. Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  49. 57. Indian literature Indian literature -From the ancient Vedas and Upnishads, the Ramayan and Mahabharata, India has produced great works of literature, philosophy and religion. The tradition has continued in contemporary India. Nearly every major Indian language has a rich tradition of Indian literature. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  50. 58. Indian literature Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for his Work 'Geetanjali' in 1913. Prominent modern writers in Indian languages include Premchand, Ageyeya in Hindi; Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, Sunil Gangopadhyay in Bengali; Amrita Pritam in Punjabi; Kaifi Azami, Ali Sardar Jafri, Firaq Gorakhpuri & Josh Malihabadi in Urdu; Shiv Shankar Pillai in Malayalam; Subramaniyam Bharati in Tamil; Gobind Triumbak Deshpande in Marathi; and Tara Shankar Joshi in Gujarati. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  51. 59. Indian literature Many Indians writing in English have also gained international acclaim, for example Raja Rao, Kamala Markandaya, Nirad Choudhury, R.K. Narayan, Mulk Raj Anand, Anita Desi, Manohar Malgonkar, Amitabh Ghosh, Vikram Seth and Arundhati Roy. Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  52. 61. Folk and tribal art Folk and tribal art in India takes on different manifestations through varied medium such as pottery, painting, metalwork, paper-art, weaving and designing of artefacts such as jewellery and toys. Often puranic gods and legends are transformed into contemporary forms and familiar images. Fairs, festivals, and local deities play a vital role in these arts. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  53. 62. Folk and tribal art It is an art where life and creativity are inseparable. The tribal arts have a unique sensitivity, as the tribal people possess an intense awareness very different from the settled and urbanized people. Their minds are supple and intense with myth, legends, snippets from epic, multitudinous gods born out of dream and fantasy. Their art is an expression of their life and holds their passion and mystery. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  54. 63. Folk and tribal art Folk art also includes the visual expressions of the wandering nomads. This is the art of people who are exposed to changing landscapes as they travel over the valleys and highlands of India. They carry with them the experiences and memories of different spaces and their art consists of the transient and dynamic pattern of life. The rural, tribal and arts of the nomads constitute the matrix of folk expression. Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  55. 65. Indian music The music of India includes multiple varieties of folk, popular, pop, and classical music. India's classical music tradition, including Carnatic and Hindustani music, has a history spanning millennia and, developed over several eras, it remains fundamental to the lives of Indians today as sources of religious inspiration, cultural expression and pure entertainment. India is made up of several dozen ethnic groups, speaking their own languages and dialects, having very distinct cultural traditions. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  56. 66. Indian music The two main traditions of classical music which have been Carnatic music, found predominantly in the peninsular regions and Hindustani music, found in the northern and central parts. While both traditions claim Vedic origin, history indicates that the two traditions diverged from a common musical root since c. 13th century. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  57. 67. Indian music : folk music The Bauls of Bengal were a mystical order of musicians in 18th, 19th and early 20th century India who played a form of music using a khamak, ektara and dotara. The word Baul comes from Sanskrit batul meaning divinely inspired insanity. They are a group of mystic minstrels. They are thought to have been influenced greatly by the Hindu tantric sect of the Kartabhajas as well as by Sufi sects. Bauls travel in search of the internal ideal, Maner Manush (Man of the Heart). NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  58. 68. Indian music : folk music Bhangra is a lively form of music and dance that originated in the Punjab region. As many Bhangra lyrics reflect the long and often tumultuous history of the Punjab, knowledge of Punjabi history offers important insights into the meaning of the music. While Bhangra began as a part of harvest festival celebrations, it eventually became a part of such diverse occasions as weddings and New Year celebrations. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  59. 69. Indian music : folk music Moreover, during the last thirty years, Bhangra has enjoyed a surge in popularity worldwide, both in traditional form and as a fusion with genres such as hip-hop, house, and reggae, and in such forms it has become a pop sensation in the United Kingdom and North America. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  60. 70. Indian music : folk music Bhavageete (literally 'devotional song') is a form of expressionist poetry and light music. Some notable Bhavageete performers include P. Kalinga Rao, Mysore Ananthaswamy, C. Aswath, Shimoga Subbanna, Archana Udupa, and Raju Ananthaswamy. Dandiya is a form of dance-oriented folk music that has also been adapted for pop music. The present musical style is derived from the traditional musical accompaniment to the folk dance. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  61. 71. Indian music : folk music Lavani comes from the word Lavanya which means beauty. This is one of the most popular forms of dance and music that is practiced all over Maharashtra. It has in fact become a necessary part of the Maharashtrian folk dance performances. Traditionally, the songs are sung by female artistes, but male artistes may occasionally sing Lavanis. The dance format associated with Lavani is known as Tamasha. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  62. 72. Indian music : folk music Lavani is a combination of traditional song and dance, which particulary performed to the enchanting beats of 'Dholak', an drum like instrument. Dance performed by attractive women wearing nine-yard saris. They are sung in a quick tempo. The verve, the enthusiasm, the rhythm and above all the very beat of India finds an expressive declaration amidst the folk music of India, which has somewhat, redefined the term "bliss". Lavani originated in the arid region of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  63. 73. Indian music : folk music The biggest form of Indian popular music is filmi, or songs from Indian musical films. The film industry of India supported music by according reverence to classical music while utilizing the western orchestration to support Indian melodies. Music composers like Naushad, Vasant Desai, Shankar Jaikishan, C. Ramchandra, Salil Chowdhary and S.D. Burman employed the principles of harmony while retaining classical and folk flavor. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  64. 74. Indian music : folk music Reputed names in the domain of Indian classical music like Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Pt. Ramnarayan have also composed music for films. Independent pop acts such as Asha Bhosle, Alisha Chinai, Shaan, Madhushree, Shreya Ghoshal, Nihira Joshi, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sonu Nigam, Sukhwinder Singh, Kunal Ganjawala, Sunidhi Chauhan, Alka Yagnik and rock bands like Indus Creed, Indian Ocean (band), and Euphoria exist and have gained mass appeal with the advent of cable music television. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  65. 75. Indian music : folk music Qawwali is a Sufi form of devotional music based on the principles of classical music. It is performed with one or two lead singers, several chorus singers, harmonium, tabla, and dholak. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  66. 76. Indian music : folk music Rabindranath Tagore was a towering figure in Indian music. Writing in Bengali, he created a library of over 2,000 songs now known by Bengalis as 'rabindra sangeet' whose form is primarily influenced by Hindustani classical, sub-classicals, Karnatic, western, bauls, bhatiyali and different folk songs of India. Many singers in West Bengal, and Bangladesh base their entire careers on the singing of Tagore musical masterpieces. The national anthem of India and national song of Bangladesh are Rabindra Sangeets. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  67. 77. Indian music : folk music Rajasthan has a very diverse cultural collection of musician castes, including Langas, Sapera, Bhopa, Jogi and Manganiyar. Rajasthan Diary quotes it as a soulful, full-throated music with Harmonious diversity. The haunting melody of Rajasthan evokes from a variety of delightfully primitive looking instruments. The stringed variety include the Sarangi, Rawanhattha, Kamayacha, Morsing and Ektara. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  68. 78. Indian music : folk music Percussion instruments come in all shapes and sizes from the huge Nagaras and Dhols to the tiny Damrus. The Daf and Chang are a big favourite of Holi (the festival of colours) revellers. Flutes and bagpipers come in local flavours such as Shehnai, Poongi, Algoza, Tarpi, Been and Bankia. NEXT Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
  69. 79. Indian music : folk music The essence of Rajasthani music is derived from the creative symphony of string instruments, percussion instruments and wind instruments accompanied by melodious renditions of folk singers. It enjoys a respectable presence in Bollywood music as well. Indian Art Indian Painting Indian Architecture Indian Films Indian Dances Indian Cuisine Indian Drama Indian Literature Folk and Tribal art Indian Music
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