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A matter of mind

A matter of mind
This month, they came up with some very fine projects. Some of them being, a photo composition on Kailash Temple at Ellora by Christel Pilz.

Pandit Laxman Krishnarao Pandit launched a DVD of Hindustani Classical Music, Sanskrit theatre from Kerala, by Natana Kairali- ‘Toranayuddham’ from Abhisheka Nataka (Act III) of Bhasa was performed while people enjoyed in awe!

You shouldn’t be sad if you’ve missed these, there are so many more lined up!


Indian art is an expression of Indian life and thought attuned to its vast natural background and its socio-religious traditions.  It is not exclusive or sectarian in the narrow sense of the term.  Its style, technique or general tenor has nothing to do with any particular religious outlook.  It is fed and fostered upon a vast store-house of Indian traditions, symbols and designs.

Buddhist art is meant popularly those monuments and paintings which have for the main purpose the edification or popularization of Buddhism.  Fortunately enough, in India and outside where Buddhism did exist, or still exists, there are innumerable monuments representing different phases of Buddhism and these help visualise the trend of Buddhist art through the ages.

A short-term course on Buddhist Studies, its art and Philosophy was conducted every Wednesday and Friday of this month by IGNCA. The enrolment being free of cost and on a first come first served basis also provided students with a certificate. The course was headed by Radha Banerjee Sarkar
Date: 30 July
Venue:  Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath Time: 3.30 to 5.30 pm.


On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi is producing a puppet show on the life of Swami Vivekananda. This show, created by Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, Udaipur, has already travelled to around 200 centres in the north, north-east and western India. It has been received very well in each city. An English version of the puppet show is ready to be performed in the Capital too.  Minister of Culture, Yesso Naik will inaugurate the English version of the puppet show at Ramakrishna Mission Auditorium.

Venue:  Vivekananda Auditorium, Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi
Time: 6.30 p.m.  to 7.30 p. m.
Date: Thursday, 31 July


Project Mausam Monthly Lecture series  in association with NMA, IGNCA and IIC is coming up with a talk on Great Stupa at Amaravati in coastal Andhra and the Indian Ocean World. It is a talk by Akira Shimada, State University of New York, New Paltz. Project Mausam is an interdisciplinary project initiated by the Ministry of Culture that aims to explore the cultural heritage of coastal settlements along the Indian Ocean, along with various cultural dimensions of the monsoon winds that shaped communications and interactions across the seas.

Collating archaeological and historical data, the project will research and celebrate the diversity of cultural, commercial and religious interactions in the Indian Ocean world -extending from East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka to the Southeast Asian archipelago.

Venue: Conference Room I, India International Centre, 40, Max Muller Marg Time: 6.30 p.m.
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