South-East Asia Programme

South-East Asian Study deals with India’s classical cultural relations with Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar. A core collection of research materials (books, microfiches, microfilms, slides and other) have been built up on these countries for IGNCA’s reference library. Besides, the programme is responsible for exchange of research materials and scholars. Recently, the art styles of various ancient temples of the Bali (Indonesia) have been documented. Additionally, the programme also focuses on the study of the classical art and culture of these regions of Asia devoting considerable attention to Buddhism and its other sister sects and conducting studies on the classical literature based on Indian epics: the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Periodical organization of the Conferences, Seminars, exhibitions and scholarly discussion in the shape of lecture has also been a focus area.