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About the Book Indian civilisation is marked by its length and a remarkable continuity. And through this civilization runs a cultural diversity enriched by the interactions with several other civilisations over time. This book explores some of India's cultural dimensions-religion and philosophy, music, drama and dance, art and architecture, language and literature-in their classical as well as folk traditions. Modern developments, such as the cinema and the growing importance of media...
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Indian civilisation is marked by its length and a remarkable continuity. And through this civilization runs a cultural diversity enriched by the interactions with several other civilisations over time. This book explores some of India's cultural dimensions-religion and philosophy, music, drama and dance, art and architecture, language and literature-in their classical as well as folk traditions. Modern developments, such as the cinema and the growing importance of media in the cultural stream, have also been discussed.

 

Contents

 

1 Indian Culture: An Introduction 1
  Understanding Culture 1
  Indian Values 2
  Cultural Continuity 4
2 Religion and Philosophy 15
  Hinduism 15
  Jainism 25
  Buddhism 27
  Sikhism 29
  Islam 31
  Christianity 36
  Zoroastrianism 38
  Judaism 39
  Ideas and Terms 39
  Some Noted Personalities 44
  Festivals and Fairs 51
3 Music 63
  Basics 63
  Two Styles of Classical Music 64
  Hindustani Music Compositions 67
  Karnatak Music Compositions 72
  Modern Devlopments 73
  Some Famous Personalities Associated with Music 74
  Musical Instruments 84
  Folk Traditions 96
  Indi-pop 0
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  Gharanas 68
4 Dance 107
  Basic Aspects of Dance 108
  Classical Dance Forms 108
  Folk Dances (Statewise) 125
  Modern Dance 160
5 Drama 161
  Classical Theatre 162
  Folk Theatre 167
  Puppetry 175
  Recent Developments in Drama 178
  Boxes  
  UNESCO Inscribes Three Indian Performing Arts Forms 173
  World's Longest Running One-Man Show 195
6 The Cinema 199
  Hindi Cinema 199
  Regional Cinema 204
  Art Cinema 230
  Bollywood 235
  Music in Hindi Films 236
  Dances in Hindi Films 239
  Film Awards 241
  Film-Related Institutes and Organisations 244
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  Parallel Cinema 233
7 Architecture, Art and Craft 249
  Architecture and Sculpture 249
  Metal Sculpture 303
  Painting 304
  Folk Painting Traditions 332
  Crafts 339
  Boxes  
  Cave and Rock-Cut Architecture 254
  Famous Stupas 262
  Temple Styles: Nagara, Dravida and Vesara 270
8 Language and Literature 369
  Sanskrit 371
  Assamese 374
  Bengali 380
  Bodo 384
  Dogri 384
  Gujarati 386
  Hindi 390
  Kannada 394
  Kashmiri 397
  Konkani 399
  Maithili 399
  Malayalam 402
  Manipuri 408
  Marathi 413
  Nepali 416
  Odia 417
  Punjabi 421
  Santhali 423
  Sindhi 424
  Tamil 426
  Telugu 431
  Urdu 434
  Persian Language and Indian Literature 438
  Indian Writing in English 439
  Famous Literary Personalities 443
9 Media and Culture 447
  Information and the Evolution and Spread of Cultures 447
  Mass Media and their Role in Modem Times 448 448
  Press and Culture 450
  Electronic Media and its Impact on Culture 456
  The Internet and its Impact on Culture 469
10 Promotion and Preservation of Culture 477
  Governmental Institutions 477
  Private Institutions 498
  Box  
  India in World Heritage 484
  Appendices  
1 Martial Arts of India 503
2 Places of Cultural Interest 508
     
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Item Code: NAI460 Author: Kalpana Rajaram Cover: Paperback Edition: 2013 Publisher: Spectrum Books Pvt Ltd ISBN: 9788179304778 Language: English Size: 7.0 inch X 5.0 inch Pages: 528 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 345 gms
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