The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, established in memory of Smt. Indira Gandhi, is visualised as a centre encompassing the study and experience of all the arts – each form with its own integrity, yet within a dimension of mutual interdependence, interrelated with nature, social structure and cosmology.
This view of the arts, integrated with, and essential to the larger matrix of human culture, is predicated upon Smt. Gandhi’s recognition of the role of the arts as essential to the integral quality of person, at home with himself and society. It partakes of the holistic worldview so powerfully articulated throughout Indian tradition, and emphasized by modern Indian leaders from Mahatma Gandhi to Rabindranath Tagore.
The arts are here understood to comprise the fields of creative and critical literature, written and oral; the visual arts, ranging from architecture, sculpture, painting and graphics to general material culture, photography and film; the performing arts of music, dance and theatre in their broadest connotation; and all else in fairs, festivals and lifestyle that has an artistic dimension. In its initial stages the Centre will focus attention on India; it will later expand its horizons to other civilizations and cultures. Through diverse programmes of research, publication, training, creative activities and performance, the IGNCA seeks to place the arts within the context of the natural and human environment. The fundamental approach of the Centre is all its work will be both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary.
- Other Links
- Online Books
- Database of Kalātattvakośa
Terms (Reference Cards)
- Digital Images
- Ganjifa Cards
- Archaeological Sites
- Database of ASI Books
- Jataka and other stories of Budhha
- Tribal Art & Culture
- Arts & Crafts of North East
- vaiṣṇava jana to tene kahiye
- National Cultural Audiovisual Archives (NCAA)
- Vedic Heritage Portal
- Begum Akhtar Portal
- Multimedia Projects
- Project Mausam
- Coilnet - Content development in Indian Language Network
- Gaudiya Grantha Mandira :: Sanskrit Text Repository
- Kalyani Kosh-Maithili to English Dictionary