Indian Art and Culture
India is a treasure which is full of Creativity and Talent and that’s made Indian become more beautiful. In our India, art is in the form of Painting, sculpture, many Religious Idol, Pottery and textiles, etc. Similarly, Our India has different cultures as statewise. Each State of India, has different cultures like different religions, different foods, different clothes, different languages and different types of dance. Both art and Culture provide positivity and energy to the people. Art is the powerful medium to express a thousand words and emotions without saying a single word. India consists of many creative talented people who have done creativity in the field of writing books, making Religious Idol and beautiful sculpture, and top dancers.
Art & Culture plays an important role in the development of any Country. It refers to a set of shared perspectives, values, goals and practices. Culture and creativity are expressed in almost all economic, social and other activities. A country as diverse as India represents the multiplicity of its culture.
The world’s largest collection of songs, music, dance, drama, folk traditions, performing arts, customs and rituals, painting and writing is known as the Incomplete Cultural Heritage of Mankind (ICH). To preserve these elements, the Ministry of Culture implements a number of schemes and programs aimed at providing financial assistance to individuals, groups and cultural institutions engaged in the performing, visual and literary arts.
This section provides comprehensive information on cultural heritage, ancient monuments, literary arts, visual arts, schemes, programs, performing arts, festivals and ceremonies and Indian handicrafts. This section also provides comprehensive information about the various organizations involved in the promotion and promotion of Indian art and culture.
The Ministry of Culture in Indian Government is Prahlad Singh Patel (Independent Charge). The headquarters is in New Delhi. The Ministry is responsible for the preservation, development and promotion of a clear and unfinished heritage and culture and also operates a number of knowledge resource centers. Furthermore, the Ministry is essential to preserve the Gandhian heritage and to commemorate important historical events and centuries. With regard to the apparent heritage, the Ministry looks after all the central protected monuments of national importance through the Archaeological Survey of India. Similarly, the Ministry also promotes the museum movement in the country and the most important museums in the country are under its administrative control.
The Ministry promotes regional museums through grant-in-aid. In connection with the invisible heritage, the Ministry provides financial assistance to individuals, groups of individuals and cultural organizations engaged in the performance of the visual and literary arts. Similarly, the Ministry is engaged in recognizing excellence in the arts and culture through awards given by institutions such as the Sahitya Akademi and the Sangeet Natak Akademi. The National School of Drama is involved in promoting the powerful theatrical movement of contemporary cinema in the context of our traditions and cultural diversity.
India has top five Artists in field of Painting such as:
- Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011),
- Francie Newton Souza(1924-2002),
- Syed Haider Raza(1922-2016),
- Vasudeo S Gaitonde(1924-2001),
- Tyeb Mehta(1925-2009).
India has many artists in the field of dance such as: Terence Lewis, Remo D Souza, Malaika Arora, Geeta Kapoor, Prabhu deva and Nora Fatehi, etc. Also, The book was originally published by Nitin Singhania on 11 january 2015 as the title of “Indian Art and Culture”. This book contains all information about Art and Culture, it is also helpful for competitive exams.
About Art :
Geographically, it covers the entire Indian subcontinent, which now includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and eastern Afghanistan. We have been seen in ancient as well as in modern time, the strong sense of designing any Idol, sculpture, and painting is a feature of Indian art.
The origins of Indian art can be traced back to prehistoric sites dating back to the millennium BC. In addition to cultural influences on Indian art, there are religious influences such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Islam. Despite this complex mix of religious traditions, the artistic style shared by the major religious groups is generally practiced anytime and anywhere.
- History of Ancient Art
- Middle East
- Mesopotamian Egyptian hyperthyroidism
- European prehistoric
- Scientific art
- Ancient Greece
In historical art, stone and metal sculpture, mainly religious, maintains the Indian atmosphere better than other climates and provides spectacular remains. The most important ancient finds not in stone were carved from the surrounding, arid regions rather than India. Indian funerals and philosophical traditions exclude serious objects that are major sources of ancient art in other cultures.
The style of Indian artists has historically followed Indian religions outside the subcontinent, with a particularly large influence in Tibet, Southeast Asia and China. Indian art has been influential many times, especially from Central Asia and Iran and Europe.
About Culture :
India has 28 states and 8 Union territories. The folks and traditional dances are performed in all functions like government functions, Birthday parties, School & College functions, weddings, and festivals, etc. So, there are eight Indian classical dances such as:
- Bharatanatyam in Tamil Nadu,
- Kathak in North, West and Central India,
- Kathakali in Kerala,
- Kuchipudi in Andhra,
- Odissi in Odisha,
- Manipuri in Manipur,
- Mohiniyattam in Kerala,
- Sattriya in Assam.
Similarly, There are also different languages like Bengali in Bengal, Telugu in Tamil, Hindi(common), English(common), Gujarati in Gujarat, Malayalam, Marathi in Maharashtra, Urdu in Muslims, Kannada in Karnataka, Punjabi in Punjab, odia in odisha and sanskrit etc. It has different types of delicious food such as: Paneer, Idli Sambar, Dosa and Badaa as south indian food, Sarson ka saag and Makki ki roti as punjabi food, tandoor, bread, korma, Dal & Roti, Briyani as North Indian food etc.
India is one of the most religiously and racially diverse countries in the world, with some deep religious societies and cultures. Religion plays a central and definite role in the lives of many people.
According to the 2011 census, many other major religions followed by the people of India like 79.8% of India’s population is Hindu. 14.2% of Islam, 2.3% of Christianity, 1.7 % of Sikhism, 0.7 % of Buddhism and 0.4% of Jainism. Although influenced by major religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity, many tribal religions are found in India, such as Sarnawad. Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism and the Bah బ’Faith are also influential but few in number. Atheism and agnosticism are also found in India, as well as self-imposed tolerance towards other religions. According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, India will have the largest number of Hindus and Muslims in the world by 2050. India has 1911% of the population 311 million Muslims and still 1.3 billion Hindus. It is estimated that 76% of the population lives in India.