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24/10/2014
5:00 pm
Thang-Ta - Martial Art of Manipur THANG-TA (IGNCA’S INTANGIBLE HERITAGE SERIES) by Shri Aribam Syam Sharma, Duration: 25 minutes 24 seconds

Manipuri martial art is called Thang-Ta (sword and spear). It is dedicated to fighting skill and worship. The Meitei creation of Thang-Ta goes back to antiquity. Ashiba was asked to create the Universe by his father Atngkok Shitaba. The movement and pattern of creation, ritualistically known as Thengou, was revealed in human movement patterns of Thang-Ta. Today Thang-Ta has passed into oblivion, and survives in isolation. The film traces elements of this art against the blend of martial and spiritual elements in the psyche of the Manipuri people.


Venue:  Media Centre, 3, Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
21/10/2014
4:00 pm
21st October 2014 - Lecture on Conservation and Restoration of Ta Prohm Temple Siem Reap Combodia by Shri D S Sood, Dy. Superintendent Archaeological Engineer, Project Leader at Cambodia (ASI)

 

 

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Venue:  IGNCA Lecture Hall, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi
17/10/2014
9:30 am
Hon'ble Minister of State of Culture & Tourism (Independent Charge) Shri Shripad Yesso Naik dedicated the bronze relief of the Dandi March of Mahatma Gandhi installed at Amphitheatre area, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi to public

Venue:  Amphitheatre area, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
14/10/2014
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Group Dance from Mataram, Indonesia

A group of traditional dancers from Indonesia will present Ramayan. The group is being sponsored by the Indonesian Embassy in India in collaboration with IGNCA.


Venue:  Auditorium, C V Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
13/10/2014
All Day
Round Table Conference on Jews of India

Venue:  Conference Hall, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
12/10/2014
10:00 pm
THE MONUMENT & THE LIVING PRESENCE (BRAHADISVARA TEMPLE) Director Dr. G. S. Raina Duration -35 minute

To understand a monument in its totality i.e its architecture, its iconography and its living tradition a project was undertaken by IGNCA about two decades ago. The film highlights the challenges faced by the IGNCA researchers, scholars, documentation teams and collaborators in achieving the dream-project.

know about  Brhadīśvara Temple Multimedia project


Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi
10/10/2014
6:00 pm
IGNCA Film Circle : ”Legacy of Tana Bhagat”

Director: Saurabh Kishore Duration : 90 minutes

Tana Bhagat was a tribal community leader of Chota Nagpur. As a social reformer, he fought against the superstitions and drunkenness prevalent among tribals and preached non-violence.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
10/10/2014
4:00 pm
10th October 2014 - The Second G. Parthasarthi Memorial Lecture Delivered by Shri C. R. Gharekhan on 10th October, 2014 At the Auditorium, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

 

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Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi
08/10/2014-04/11/2014
10:00 am-5:30 pm
IGNCA is hosting an exhibition ‘Africans in India: A Rediscovery’.

IGNCA is hosting an exhibition ‘Africans in India: A Rediscovery’. This exhibition of photographs retracing the life and achievements of prominent Afro-Indians comes from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York and includes photographic reproductions of paintings from private collections and museums as well as contemporary photographs. This is the first time these photographs are being shown in India. The exhibition will be inaugurated at 5.30pm on 8th October, 2014 at IGNCA Amphitheatre. The inauguration will be followed by a performance by Siddi Goma Troupe, the Black Sufis of Gujarat at IGNCA Auditorium.
9th October, 2014 Curatorial Talk by Sylvianne A. Dioufe
Venue : IGNCA Matighar, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi Time : 5.00pm

15th October, 2014 Conference on “ Africans in India : A Rediscovery”
IGNCA Conference Room, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi Time: 10.00 a.m. onwards

The exhibition will be open from 9th October to 4th November, 2014 at Matighar, C.V. Mess, Janpath from 10.00am – 6.00pm (Monday closed).

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Venue:  IGNCA Matighar, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
01/10/2014
4:00 pm
1st October 2014 - paper titled "Industrialisation of Asian cultural Resources: Cast Study of India" read by Dr. Jayanta Kumar Ray, PhD, Director, Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA); New Delhi, India. in the 2014 Asian Cultural Forum held at South Korea

 

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Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi
26/09/2014
6:00 pm
Film Circle screening of “Ustad Asad Ali Khan- A Portrait”

Director : Renuka George Duration : 70 minutes followed by Question and Answer session with Director.

This is a documentary film on Asad Ali Khan Khan (1937-2011), the eminent instrumentalist of Jaipur Beenkar gharana. Asad Ali was privileged to have a great family heritage, which boasted of legendary instrumentalists like Rajab Ali Khan, Musharraf Khan and Sadiq Ali Khan. He was one of the very few musicians to practice rudravina, an instrument now almost extinct.

The documentary takes us from Rampur, where his father was a court musician, to New Delhi where he lived until his death in June 2011. He shares with us the complexities of practicing this rare instrument. We get a glimpse of what life must have been like in the court days, and how the artistes of that generation dedicated themselves to their art. The artist plays at home for us, sharing his music generously and intimately.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
26/09/2014-28/09/2014
10:00 am
Photo Exhibition on late Jnanpith winner Dr. U R Ananthamurthy

Venue:  Seminar Hall, Ignca RCB, Bengaluru
25/09/2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
IGNCA Book Circle @ Reference Library

Prof Makarand Paranjape will read from his book ‘Body offering’ which is his first novel .Prof Paranjape teaches English at Jawaharlal Nehru University..

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Venue:  IGNCA Reference Library, 1st floor, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi
23/09/2014-27/09/2014
2:00 am-5:00 am
Workshop on Photography under Bal Jagat Project of IGNCA

The workshop will be conducted by Sr. Photography Officer of IGNCA for the school children of Govt. Sarvodaya Co-ed. Vidyalaya, Shahpur Jat.


Venue:  Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh Road, IGNCA, New Delhi
22/09/2014
6:30 pm
22nd September 2014 - Stallions of the Indian Ocean: Global Horse Trade in 16th Century Vijayanagara By Dr. Srinivas Reddy, Asstt. Professor, South Asian Studies, IIT - Gandhinagar

Venue:  Conference Room I, India International Centre (IIC),, New Delhi
22/09/2014
6:30 pm
"Remembering M.S. Subbalakshmi" --a thematic concert in memory of Bharat Ratna M S Subbulakshmi in the week of her birth anniversary by Carnatic musician Smt Deepti Navaratna and party

Remembering M.S. Subbalakshmi


Venue:  Alliance Francaise, Bangalore
22/09/2014
5:00 pm
Stallions of the Indian Ocean: Global Horse Trade in 16th Century Vijayanagara 

By Dr. Srinivas Reddy, Asstt. Professor, South Asian Studies, IIT – Gandhinagar

22/09/2014-24/09/2014
3:30 pm
Transformative Music and Music Education: Perspectives from Research, Policy and Practice

Venue:  Seminar Hall, Ignca RCB, Bengaluru
22/09/2014
1:00 pm
Remembering M.S. Subbulakshmi a thematic concert

 


Venue:  Seminar Hall, Ignca RCB, Bengaluru
22/09/2014-24/09/2014
10:00 am-7:00 pm
Seminar titled “Transformative Music and Music Education: Perspectives from research, policy and practice on music and social change"

IGNCA in association with International Society for Music Education (ISME) is organizing a three day Seminar titled “Transformative Music and Music Education: Perspectives from research, policy and practice on music and social change” .

This first of its kind Seminar in India seeks to:
To engage with music educators in South Asia to share information on music education policy, practice, and research
To identify common aims with a view to developing collaborative projects between all project partners.
To report the findings of music social development projects in the region and beyond.
To identify ways in which the UNESCO developmental goals in Arts Education might be 
furthered in the region


Venue:  Bengaluru, New Delhi
17/09/2014-12/10/2014
All Day
Akhyan, an exhibition of masks, puppets and picture showmen in Indian narrative traditions

Akhyan, an exhibition of masks, puppets and picture showmen in Indian narrative traditions by IGNCA is on display in Madrid, Spain at the Centro Dramatico Nacional (CDN), from 17th September to 12th October. Akhyan, an exhibition of masks, puppets and picture showmen in Indian narrative traditions by IGNCA is on display in Madrid, Spain at the Centro Dramatico Nacional (CDN), from 17th September to 12th October.

Akhyan which means a narrative or a story, explores and celebrates narrative traditions of India that tell a story through the use of speaking objects such as masks, puppets and pictures. It brings together these traditions not as museum pieces but as living forms of story-telling where the object is given life and projects its creator’s ideas and essence. It was first showcased in the IGNCA in 2010. In Spain, the exhibition will be held in two venues- Madrid and Tolosa.

The inaugural at CDN was attended by Mr. Miguel Ángel Recio, Director General of INAEM, Mr. Ernesto Caballero, Director of CDN, Ms. Elena Basagoitia, President of Centro de Iniciativas De Tolosa (CIT), and Ms. Idoya Otegui, Director of Tolosa Puppets International Center (TOPIC). The Indian Ambassador to Spain Shri. Vikram Misri and Jt Secretary of IGNCA, Ms. Veena Joshi were also present at the inauguration.

IGNCA will next be taking the exhibition to the Tolosa Puppets International Center (TOPIC) and Centro de Iniciativas De Tolosa (CIT) where it will be on from 18th October 2014 till March 2015.

Akhyan has been curated by Prof. Molly Kaushal of Janapada Sampada division, IGNCA. Shri. Dadi Pudumjee is the associate curator. The designer of the exhibition is Mr. Neeraj Sahai.

Previous Program details (held in 2010)

Aakhyan: Masks, Puppets and Picture Showmen Traditions of India


Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi
15/09/2014-29/09/2014
All Day
Hindi Pakhwada

Conference Hall, C.V. Mess, IGNCA ( 17,18,22,23,24,26 & 29 September.)

संघ की राजभाषा नीति के अनुसरण में राजभाषा विभाग,गृह मंत्रालय तथा संस्‍कृति मंत्रालय द्वारा समय-समय पर जारी दिशा-निर्देशों के अनुसार सरकारी कामकाज में हिन्‍दी के प्रयोग के प्रति अधिकारियों/ कर्मचारियों में जागरूकता उत्‍पन्‍न करने और इसके उत्‍तरोत्‍तर प्रयोग में तेजी लाने के उद्देश्‍य से पिछले वर्ष की तरह इस वर्ष भी इ.गा.रा.क.केन्‍द्र में सितम्‍बर माह में हिन्‍दी पखवाड़ा मनाए जाने का प्रस्‍ताव किया जाता है। पखवाड़े के दौरान आयोजित किए जाने वाले प्रस्‍तावित कार्यक्रम इस प्रकार हैं-

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Venue:  Auditorium, C.V. Mess, IGNCA, New Delhi
15/09/2014
All Day
Book release function of the book entitled The Art of Indonesia at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, New Delhi

Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi
13/09/2014
6:30 pm
13th September 2014 - Lecture on Tanjore Paintings by Mr Pradeep Chakravarthy

 

 

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Venue:  : Bangalore International Centre, Bangalore
13/09/2014
3:30 pm
South India Heritage Lecture Series: Lecture # 3

Venue:  Seminar Hall, Ignca RCB, Bengaluru
12/09/2014
6:00 pm
IGNCA Film Circle :” Kissa – A Tradition of Punjab”

Director: Gulshan Walia Duration :59.58 minutes

Watch this docudrama to have fair knowledge of life and culture of Punjabis and their literature. Kissa – may be called a romantic ballad or a Masnavi in Persian, is a tragic story of love, velour, betrayal, passion, adventure etc, which is an important part of Punjabi literature. The literary genre, which dates back to medieval times, has been much popular in the Punjab. Besides reference to the main Kissas, like Heer-Ranjha, Sohini- Mahiwal, watch the brief enactment of “Sassi–Pannu”, written by Hashim Shah.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P.Road, New Delhi
07/09/2014
4:30 pm-6:00 pm
7th September 2014 - A lecture is organized by Dr Achut Shankaran Nair, scholar and historian on the 'Life and times of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal' followed by a Carnatic vocal concert by Shri Rama Varma on Swathi Thirunal compositions, accompanied by Shri Vinu on Violin, Shri Harikumar on Mridangam and Dr Karthick on Ghatam.
  • Announcing Lecture series at IGNCA during the exhibition Drawn from Light: Early Photography and the Indian Sub-continent

    29 August 2014, Friday     TitleThe Archive as Object and Practice

    13 September 2014, Saturday  TitleThe Making of a Visual History Archive: Selections from the Photography Collection of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta

    26 September 2014, Friday  TitleDisciplining the Archive: Practices in Art and Pedagogy

    Venue: IGNCA, Auditorium, C. V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
    Time: 6-7 pm


Venue:  Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, Bangalore
07/09/2014
4:00 pm
Carnatic vocal concert

 


Venue:  Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, Bengaluru
07/09/2014
3:30 pm
South India Heritage Lecture Series: Lecture # 2

Venue:  Seminar Hall, Ignca RCB, Bengaluru
04/09/2014-05/09/2014
5:00 pm
Bi-Centennary of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal of Travancore - workshop of compositions of the Maharaj

Venue:  Seminar Hall, Ignca RCB, Bengaluru
04/09/2014-05/09/2014
4:30 pm
Bi-Centenary of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal of Travancore

Workshop: To commemorate the bi-centenary of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal of Travancore, IGNCA SRC is organizing a two day workshop of compositions of the Maharaja in association with the Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha on 4th and 5th September 2014 by Shri Rama Varma, eminent Carnatic musician and descendent of the Travancore royal family.


Venue:  Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, Bangalore
04/09/2014-05/09/2014
All Day
Seventh International Alexander Csoma de Kőrös Symposium on Buddhist Transcreations in Tibetan Literature and Art"

In commemoration of the 170th Death Anniversary of the renowned Hungarian Scholar and ‘Father of Tibetology’ Alexander Csoma de Kőrős (1784-1842) the 7th International Symposium will be held from September 4th and 5th 2014 in IGNCA, New Delhi, India. New researches and recent developments in the field of Tibetan & Buddhist Studies are to be presented and discussed, taking into consideration in particular the collection of Tibetan manuscripts and xylographs of Alexander Csoma de Kőrős.


Venue:  IGNCA & Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi
28/08/2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
IGNCA Book Circle @ Reference Library

This month we will have the participation of young writers form CBSE schools. These young writers are Tanessa Pri-Reflection (a book on poetry) and Sahil Bansal-Inkspire (an art magazine). Exciting works of fiction, non-fiction and those of academic interest will be showcased through readings, panel discussions and informal conversations. The aim is to tap into the rich intellectual wealth of Delhi and the IGNCA, and bridge the divide between the reader and writer in the wonderful setting of the IGNCA Library.

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Venue:  IGNCA Reference Library, 1st floor, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi
27/08/2014-30/09/2014
All Day
IGNCA Rock Art Exhibition

 

 

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Venue:  Yinchuan World Rock Art Museum, Yinchaun, China
27/08/2014-30/09/2015
All Day
IGNCA Rock Art Exhibition

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Venue:  Yinchuan World Rock Art Museum, China
22/08/2014
6:00 pm
IGNCA Film Circle : “The Golden Art”

Director : Dr.G.S.Raina
Duration: 32 minutes

India has a great tradition of paintings.Important artistic Centres got established in Tanjavur, Nathdwara (Rajasthan) and Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh) and other parts of the country over the centuries. A distinctive feature of this painting tradition is the use of Gold leafs in the mythological and other contemporary works. The documentary explores this tradition of Indian paintings.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
20/08/2014
4:30 pm
Hazari Prasad Dwivedi Annual Memorial Lecture on “Friendship of Literature & Arts”

Speaker:

Shri Yatindra Mishra, famous poet & critic of Hindi Literature.


Venue:  IGNCA Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi
19/08/2014
6:00 pm
South India Heritage Lecture Series: Lecture # 2

Venue:  Seminar Hall, Ignca RCB, Bengaluru
19/08/2014
6:00 pm
19th August 2014 - South India Heritage Lecture Series: Lecture # 2: An illustrated talk on “SATTRIYA: Classical Dance of Assam” with screening of excerpts of the dances by monks of monasteries by eminent scholar, dance historian and critic Dr. Sunil Kothari. The session will be chaired by eminent dancer, choreographer and teacher, Dr. Maya Rao

Venue:  Bangalore International Centre, Bangalore
19/08/2014-30/09/2014
10:00 am-7:00 pm
Photo Exhibition “Drawn from Light : Early Photography and the Indian Sub-continent”

IGNCA in collaboration with Alkazi Foundation for the Arts is hosting the exhibition of rare vintage original photographs from 1850 -1910.
Announcing Lecture series at IGNCA during the exhibition Drawn from Light: Early Photography and the Indian Sub-continent

Curated Walks: There will be curated walks for the exhibition Drawn from Light: Early Photography and the Indian Sub-continent in the Twin Art Gallery by Rahaab Allana on August 23, September 12 and September 20 between 3.00 – 4.00 pm. Rahaab Allana is the Curator of the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts; Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, London and Advisory

LECTURES

Date and Day: 29 August 2014, Friday
Title: The Archive as Object and Practice

Date and Day: 13 September 2014, Saturday
Title: The Making of a Visual History Archive: Selections from the Photography Collection of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta

Date and Day: 27 September 2014, Saturday
Title: Disciplining the Archive: Practices in Art and Pedagogy

IGNCA, Auditorium, C. V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
Time: 6-7 pm

Inauguration of the exhibition will be on 19 August, 2014 at IGNCA Twin Art Gallery at 5.30 pm.
IGNCA Twin Art Gallery, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
Time: 10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.

(Monday and Gazetted holidays closed)

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, New Delhi

Time : 10.00am – 1.00pm

           Brochure (Leaflet)

 

17th September 2014
IGNCA as part of the ongoing exhibition, ‘Drawn from Light: Early Photography and the Indian Subcontinent’ will be hosting a day long seminar presenting a  comprehensive picture of the IGNCA archives on 17th September, 2014.


Venue:  IGNCA Twin Art Gallery, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
19/08/2014-20/08/2014
10:00 am-5:30 pm
A Vintage Camera Collection Exhibition

An exhibition of rare cameras from the collection of Mr Dilish Parekh, a world record holder for camera collection. IGNCA will present select cameras from this collection marking the World Photography Day on 19 August 2014. This will be complemented by an exhibition of select original photographs (around 20) from IGNCA collection of Henri Cartier Bresson.

Media Centre Foyer Area, 3 Dr.Rajendra Prasad Road, N.Delhi
Time: 10.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Inauguration and Felicitation of Mr. Dilish Parekh at 11.00 a.m. on 19 August 2014.

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  • News – Times of India (20.08.2014) World PHOTOGRAPHY DAY – 4,425 CAMERAS, NONE FOR SELFIE

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Venue:  Media Centre Foyer Area, 3 Dr.Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
13/08/2014-14/08/2014
4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Indonesian Movie Screening.

On the occasion of the Independence day of Indonesia, The Indonesian embassy is screening two Indonesian documentaries on 13 and 14 August, 2014.

On 13th August, 2014 Habibie and Ainun Duration : Two Hours
The movie depicts a true love story of the third Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (Habibie) and his beloved wife Hasri Ainun Habibie (Ainun). Habibie and Ainun were class mates in school. They met again in Indonesia upon Habibie’s returned from Germany for a temporary sick leave. On their first meeting at Ainun’s house in Bandung, they instantly fell in love. Their love journey continued when Habibie returned to Germany in order to pursue his studies in Aachen as well as when he was called by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to serve his country in the field of technology, aircraft industry and then politics. His ultimate services were to be CEO in Indonesia’s aircraft enterprise. Minister of Research and Technology, Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, and President of the Republic of Indonesia. Along Habibie’s outstanding career journey and dedication to Indonesia. Ainun was his loyal and loving partner and soul mate who was always there for him to provide endless support. The journey ended when Ainun became gravely ill and finally passed away. Habibie and Ainun’s love has been built on the journey to pursue their dreams. For Habibie, Ainun was his everything. She became the eyes to oversee his wife. For Ainun, Habibie had been her everything whom could fill love in her life. Every story has an end, every dream has a limit. Yet, Habibie and Ainun’s love never ended.

On 14th August, 2014 (open for all) The Border between Desire and Reality Duration : Two Hours

Abstract of the film: Border tells the story of Jaleswari, an ambitious and assertive woman who as assigned by her office from Jakarta to the rural area of Kalimantan located at the border of Malaysia and Indonesia to promote education to the local people. Her assignment was the promote education to the local people. Throughout her time in the rural area, she faced emotional battle when her vision to promote education was challenged by the values of local tradition and culture. This is a story of Jaleswari’s struggle for a better life of the people of Kalimantan through education, It also depicts her journey to introduce program to the people of Kalimantan without alienating them from their traditions and culture.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, New Delhi – 01


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess,, New Delhi
11/08/2014-12/08/2014
4:00 pm
Yakshagana Gombeyaata

Venue:  Seminar Hall, Ignca RCB, Bengaluru
11/08/2014-12/08/2014
10:00 am
Yakshagana Gombeyaata or Puppet Yakshagana is an art-form that has thrived for more than three centuries in the coastal districts of Karnataka (Uppinakudru, Kundapura Taluk).

One of the best exponents of this art, Shri Bhaskar Kogga Kamath will be taken to educational institutions in Bengaluru for performance of “Choodamani: Lanka Dahana” episode.

Venue and Time:

11 August 2014: At IGNCA Southern Regional Centre campus Amphitheatre, Kengute Circle, Magadi-Kengeri Ring Road, Near IIPM, Mallathalli, Jnanabharathi Post, 10 a.m.
11 August 2014: Vidyaniketan School, 2.00 p.m.
12 August 2014: Mirambika School, J.P. Nagar, 10.00 a.m.
12 August 2014: Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Electronics City Phase 1, 2.00 p.m.


Venue:  IGNCA Southern Regional Centre campus Amphitheatre, Kengute Circle, Magadi-Kengeri Ring Road, Near IIPM, Mallathalli, Jnanabharathi Post, New Delhi
08/08/2014
6:00 pm
IGNCA Film Circle : "Zohra Unmasked"

Join us as we pay homage to one of the most inspiring trailblazers; Zohra Sehgal. Zohra Sehgal went to Queen Mary College, Lahore at a time when strict purdah was still observed. She followed her heart, become a dancer; went to Germany and got a three year diploma in dancing. In the documentary, she shares about her training in expressing the consciousness of one’s body. On her return, she joined the dancing school of Uday Shanker. She joined the theatre group of Prithvi Raj Kapoor and worked with him for fifteen years, and even acted in films with him. The personality of this great danseuse, actress and the theatre person is unveiled by Dr.Kapila Vatsyayan – the well known visionary of art and culture.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road,, New Delhi
08/08/2014-10/08/2014
5:00 pm
Phulkari and Gond paintings exhibition

IGNCA collaborated with the Times International Folk Festival 2014 . A special exhibition of Phulkari and Gond paintings from the IGNCA collection was arranged and this was widely appreciated.


Venue:  Jayamahal Palace, Bangalore
08/08/2014-10/08/2014
10:00 am-8:00 pm
IGNCA is collaborating with the Times International Folk Festival 2014 at the Jayamahal Palace, Bangalore.

A special exhibition of Phulkari and Gond paintings from the IGNCA collection will be on display, artists will demonstrate their crafts. IGNCA documentary ‘The Story of Ram,’based on folk performances will also be screened on 9 August, Saturday 12.15 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. The documentary highlights the mythological and linguistic nuances of the Ramlila at Ayodhya as a blend of Braj, Madhubani region and Avadhi Dialects.
The Festival has a wide range of performances from the desert echoes of Rajasthan Josh of Chugge Khan and party to the Sattriya of Assam, Shabnam Virmani , Waee singers and Mooralala Marwada, to Ottan Thullal of Kerala, Indic-Greek production of Dr Sonal Mansingh, Purulia Chhau of Bengal, Mallakhamb of Maharashtra and puppet theatre of Karnataka: Yakshagana Gombeyaata. Also the best of international troupes- Indonesia ballet and shadow puppetry, Sri Lankan dance and Norwegian folk performances, Workshops and stalls for handicrafts, cuisines of India, film screenings and lots more! Details of the festival on the website! http://www.tiffblr.com/


Venue:  Jayamahal Palace, Bengaluru, Bengalore
07/08/2014
3:00 pm
7th August 2014 - Public Lecture on “In Search of Bamboo Flower: North East Saga” The topic of the proposed presentation is a metaphorical expression of absurdity. Searching for bamboo flower within the life span of a person may not yield the desired result. Obviously bamboo flowering is a rare natural phenomenon which happens once in 15-20 years without the knowledge of the human being and away from their settlements

Venue:  IGNCA Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh, New Delhi
01/08/2014
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
1st August 2014 - ICOMOS-India & IGNCA Cordially invite you to a talk by Prof. Fauzia Husain Qureshi Former Principal, National College of Arts, Lahore On Conservation of the Living Monuments of Multan as part of the ICOMOS-India Lecture Series

 

 

 


Venue:  Lecture Hall, IGNCA, 11, Man Singh Road, New Delhi
31/07/2014
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Puppet show on the life of Swami Vivekananda

On the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi produced a puppet show on the life of Swami Vivekananda. This show, created by BharatiyaLok Kala Mandal, Udaipur, has already travelled to around 200 centres in the north, north-east and western India. It has been received very well. An English version of the puppet show is ready. Hon’ble Minister of Culture, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik will inaugurate the English version of the puppet show at Ramakrishna Mission Auditorium on 31 July 2014 at 6.30 p.m.

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Venue:  Vivekananda Auditorium, Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi, New Delhi
31/07/2014
6:30 pm
Great Stupa at Amaravati in coastal Andhra and the Indian Ocean World

By Dr. Akira Shimada, State University of New York, New Paltz


Venue:  Conference Room I, India International Centre, New Delhi
31/07/2014
4:00 pm
31st July 2014 - Project 'Mausam' Monthly Lecture Series in association with NMA, IGNCA and IIC presents: Great Stupa at Amaravati in coastal Andhra and the Indian Ocean World a talk by Dr. Akira Shimada, State University of New York, New Paltz

 

 

Abstract for the talk (PDF)


Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi
25/07/2014
6:00 pm
FILM SCREENING > Pavakathakali (Glove Puppets of Kerala) Duration – 56 min.

Shri. G. Venu shall be present to take questions from the audience.
Origin of Pavakathakali or Puppet Kathakali is attributed to the Andippandaram community,an itinerant group who travelled from Andhra Pradesh and settled in Kerala. They performed puppetry as they moved from village to village for their livelihood. When Kathakali became popular in the eighteenth century, they began to dress up their puppets in Kathakali costumes and make up and also adapted attakatha, the text of Kathakali, creating a new form of puppetry called Pavakathakali. This 56 minute long presentation traces the history; the challenges the art form has faced in various phases of its existence and the present day efforts to rejuvenate it in the rustic setting in Kerala.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R.P. Road, New Delhi
24/07/2014
6:00 pm
Release of DVD ‘Masters of Hindustani Classical Music Series‘ Pandit Laxmanrao Pandit

Release of DVD ‘Masters of Hindustani Classical Music Series‘ Pandit Laxmanrao Pandit. The DVD release will be followed by a concert by Pt. Laxman Krishnarao Pandit accompanied by Ud. Faiyaz Khan – Table and Pt. Bharat Bhushan Goswami – Sarangi.


Venue:  Auditorium, IGNCA, C V Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
24/07/2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
IGNCA Book Circle @ Reference Library

Exciting works of fiction, non-fiction and those of academic interest will be showcased through readings, panel discussions and informal conversations. The aim is to tap into the rich intellectual wealth of Delhi and the IGNCA, and bridge the divide between the reader and writer in the wonderful setting on the IGNCA Library.

Panelists: Ms Aruna Chakravarti (Academic, Translator, Creative Writer) Ms Reba Som (Academic, Writer) A discussion on Ms Chakraverti’s translations of Sunil Gangopadhyay’s work First Light and Those Days with a focus on the Bengal Renaissance as it emerges in the novels.


Venue:  IGNCA Reference Library, 1st floor, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi
23/07/2014-25/07/2014
6:00 pm
Chittara Workshop

 


Venue:  IGNCA SRC Campus, Bengaluru
16/07/2014
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Kūṭiyāṭṭaṁ,Performance: Sanskrit theatre from Kerala, by Natana Kairali- ‘Toranayuddham’ from Abhisheka Nataka (Act III) of Bhasa.

Kūṭiyāṭṭaṁ, is a form of Sanskrit theatre traditionally performed in the state of Kerala, India. Performed in the Sanskrit language in Hindu temples, it is believed to be 2,000 years old. It is officially recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.


Venue:  Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Millers Road, Vasant Nagar, Bangalore
13/07/2014-16/07/2014
5:00 pm
Folk arts of Kerala Koodiyattam & Paavakathakali

 


Venue:  Seminar Hall, Ignca RCB, Bengaluru
13/07/2014-15/07/2014
9:00 am
Pavakathakali Performance by Natana Kairali group: Kalyana Sougandhikam and Duryodhana Vadham performances

Pavakathakali, glove puppet play, came into vogue and popularity in Kerala two centuries ago through the influence of the famous classical dance theatre, Kathakali. By incorporating some Kathakali techniques and modelling puppets based on their characters, the Pavakathakali art-form emerged. The word Pava means “puppet” and Kathakali means “story play”. The glove puppet theatre form is of great importance because of its ability to present Kathakali, our classical dance-drama, through puppetry.These performances before children made them quite familiar with the stories of two major Hindu scriptures, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. And also the performance engendered in the minds of children, certain values which are very important in life.

Venue: 13th, 14th & 15th July 2014

13th July 2014, 5 PM onwards at Ganesha Park, close to Allalasandra Lake, ‘A’-Sector, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore-64 (in association with Yelahanka United Environment Association (YUVA)

14th July 2014 at 11:00AM at Poorna School, Sathnur Village  followed by Parikrma, Yelahanka (In association with the Bangalore Chapter of SPICMACAY.

15th July 2014 at 1:00PM at Army Public School (Kamraj Road) at 9:00 AM followed by Brigade School, J.P Nagar 7th Phase, Bangalore

Pavakathakali Performance

 


Venue:  Brigade School, J.P Nagar 7th Phase, Bangalore
12/07/2014
9:30 am-12:30 pm
Release of DVD ‘Masters of Hindustani Classical Music Series‘

Release of DVD ‘Masters of Hindustani Classical Music Series‘ Pandit Arvind Parikh as part of Great masters of Hindustani Classical Music Series By Ms Dipali Khanna, Member Secretary, IGNCA . The release will be followed by performance by students of Shri Arvind Parikh


Venue:  Rangaswar Auditorium of Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan, Mumbai, Jagannath Bhonsle Marg, Mumbai
11/07/2014
6:00 pm
FILM SCREENING > : Manipur - The Jewel of the East

Manipur the beautiful land is inhabited by the Meiteis community who are in majority. Tongkul Nagas and over nineteen small tribes also are part of the population who have a rich heritage, history and culture. This documentary covers their culture, rituals, festivals and much more. The state’s history is rich so is the culture equally vibrant. Many people prefer church marriages, “Dhol-Cholom”, Rāsalīlā is a real treat to the eyes. People enjoy their life through various games.
A land of rich handicrafts, art of making pottery, special dolls, and handlooms needs a special mention. Although Imphal has become much more advanced, the small villages and towns still maintain the traditional values and the ways of life.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
02/07/2014-08/08/2014
3:30 pm
Public Lectures on Buddhism on 2, 4, 9, 10, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 July 2014 and 1, 6, 8 August 2014

This short term course on Buddhist Studies its art and Philosophy will be conducted every Wednesday and Friday. The enrolment is free of cost and on a first come first basis. A certificate will be issued to students who attend all lectures on completion of course. For course details please contact Dr. Radha Banerjee Sarkar, In charge East Asia, IGNCA (rbsarkar18@gmail.com ) Ph 23388211 and Dr. Ajay Kumar Mishra akm67111@rediffmail.com and Dr. Kishor Kumar Tripathy kkumar.aum@gmail.com

Venue: Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janapath, New Delhi- 110001       Time: 3.30 p.m.

8th August 2014 
Presentation of Certificates by Hon’ble Member Secretary 

Ms. Dipali Khanna

Concluding Remarks, by Hon’ble Joint Secretary
Mrs. Beena Joshi

Venue- Auditorium, C.V. Mess Building, IGNCA


Venue:  Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janapath, New Delhi
28/06/2014
5:30 pm
28th June 2014 - South India Heritage Lecture Series. First lecture on the Rock Cut Caves of Badami by scholar and architect Smt Nalini Kembhavi, along with screening of IGNCA produced documentary film 'The Talking Caves of Badami'. The lecture series will be a monthly one

Venue:  International Centre, Bangalore
27/06/2014
6:00 pm-6:45 pm
FILM SCREENING Journey of Ayurveda

Ayurveda continues to grow rapidly as one of the most important systems of mind-body medicine and natural healing, as a spiritual approach to life becomes ever more important in this ecological age. ‘Journey of Ayurveda’ travels in time from its origins in India to its progress into the 21st century, where Ayurvedic medicine is gaining international interest and respect as an alternative means of caring for physical and mental health.

Director : Shri Bappa Ray


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre,, New Delhi
26/06/2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
IGNCA Book Circle - Reference Library

Civil servant-turned-writer Raghav Chandra will talk about how the tiger’s fight for survival inspired his just-launched novel Scent of a Game. Exciting works of fiction, non-fiction and those of academic interest will be showcased through readings, panel discussions and informal conversations. The aim is to tap into the rich intellectual wealth of Delhi and the IGNCA, and bridge the divide between the reader and writer in the wonderful setting on the IGNCA Library.


Venue:  IGNCA Reference Library, 1st floor, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi
21/06/2014-20/07/2014
4:00 pm
Raja Deen Dayal exhibition

On 21st June 2014, the Raja Deen Dayal exhibition was inaugurated at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) NGMA by noted historian Dr Ramachandra Guha. Mr. Sudhakar Rao, Dr Himani Pande, Mr KG Kumar, Director NGMA and Mr. Vikram Sampath participated. The Exhibition is on for a month till 20th July 2014 and opens on all days except Mondays.


Venue:  National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Bengaluru
21/06/2014-20/07/2014
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Exhibition of Vintage Photographs of Raja Deen Dayal.

Inauguration on 21st June 2014, 6:00 PM, by Dr. Ramachandra Guha, Historian.


Venue:  National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
17/06/2014
4:00 pm
17th July 2014 - Christel Pilz will present a photo composition on KAILASH TEMPLE at Ellora

being cut out of a single piece of rock from top to bottom and open to the sky. The presentation explores many contours of the temple, including the geo-location, the cultural/religious significance of the temple which is part of Ellora. Going deep into the history and mystery of the temple she has reached more questions than answers- Maharshi Valmiki and Vyasa sitting at the entrance, angels all over flying with garlands, the vaulted barrel structures, the kalashas, lion-like animals called sharduls at the top , guarding the temple and fighting with elephants. Is there any parallel of these barrel type to the arc of the covenant and of the Kalashas to the Holy Grail?’ The technology of rock cutting looks amazing as an in depth study has confirmed that there are no chisel marks at certain parts of the temple. The whole Kailash temple awaits multi-disciplinary research. Venue: IGNCA Lecture Room,11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi 110 001 Time: 4.00 p.m.


Venue:  Lecture Room,11 Mansingh Road,, New Delhi
15/06/2014
5:00 pm-6:30 pm
15th June 2014 - Talk on the Brhadiswara Temple by Dr. Chithra Madhavan, followed by a Carnatic Vocal recital by Vidushi Smt Sumitra Nitin on compositions based on the Lord Brhadiswara

 

 

 


Venue:  Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore
13/06/2014
6:00 pm-6:45 pm
FILM SCREENING Navakalevara - The New Embodiment

Duration: 49 minutes Produced by IGNCA
The icons of Lord Jagannath and his companions in Jagannath Temple of Puri in Orissa are made of Neem wood. Ritualistically, these icons are made after an interval of 12/19 years. This ancient event revolves around Banajaga Yatra, the journey undertaken in search of the sacred log. Temple men known as Dayitas or Daitas, said to be descendents of Visavasu tribe of mythological origin, are authorized for this exercise. Many rituals are followed before the tree is axed. Most important point to be noted is that in this process a new sapling is planted on the spot where the Neem tree was axed – a gesture of balancing the nature.

Director: Shri Prithviraj Mishra


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre,, New Delhi
13/06/2014-22/06/2014
10:00 am-5:30 pm
Exhibition :- Brhadiswara: The Monument and the Living Tradition -

Inauguration on 13th June 2014 at 6.30 PM by His Excellency Governor of Karnataka Dr HR Bhardwaj.


Venue:  Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bengaluru
12/06/2014
5:30 pm-7:00 pm
12th June 2014 - Talk :- Energising the Body with Indian Classical Dance Forms- An Insight by Kanaka Sudhakar

The talk shall throw light on The Indian classical Dance forms that are endowed with immense potential to energize the body and mind due to its many qualities which have been studied in detail by Kanaka Sudhakar for the past 20 years. The effects of dance on the muscular, nervous, circulatory, digestive, nervous systems and the various parameters affecting the mental potentials will be considered in this lecture. Venue: Lecture Room,11 Mansingh Road, Entry from Gate opp. Raksha Bhavan Time: 5.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.


Venue:  Lecture Room,11 Mansingh Road, Entry from Gate opp. Raksha Bhavan, New Delhi
12/06/2014-22/06/2014
4:00 pm
Brhadiswara Exhibition: the Monument and the Living Tradition

In the month of June, the SRC organized an exhibition titled ‘Brhadiswara: the Monument and the Living Tradition’ based on nearly 2 deca des of research and documentation done at IGNCA on this 1000 year old architectural marvel and UNESCO World Heritage site.
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The exhibition was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. H R Bhardwaj, Governor of Karnataka on 13th June 2014 at the Venkatappa Art Gallery. Smt Veena Joshi, Joint Secretary IGNCA, Dr. R Nagaswamy, historian and project coordinator and Mr. Vikram Sampath, Executive Director, IGNCA-SRC participated. The interactive multimedia DVD pack on the Temple was also inaugurated.


Venue:  IGNCA, Bengaluru
10/06/2014-14/06/2014
10:00 pm-1:30 pm
Summer Puppet Camp for Children: Exploring shadow Puppetry inspired from Nagaland: Puppet making and performance workshop

IGNCA is organizing a special Children’s workshop to expose students to the Traditional Naga Art of shadow puppet. There will be staged performances, informative Video, live storytelling, puppet making and providing a platform to the students to perform themselves. The children will be introduced to the rich shadow puppetry traditions of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Orissa, China & Indonesia and will also explore the experimental Naga puppetry featuring the Tsungteptsu Naga painting style and Naga folklore.

IGNCA warmly invites parents, students and scholars to come and discover this fascinating form.


Venue:  Lecture Room, 11 Mansingh Road, entry opp. Raksha Bhavan., New Delhi
08/06/2014-14/06/2014
1:30 pm-9:45 pm
SPIC MACAY International Convention

IGNCA is joining hands with SPIC MACAY for its second International Convention.

Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Honorable President of India; would be inaugurating the Convention on 8th June 2014 at 5.30 p.m.

Some of the artistes featuring in the Convention are Dr. M Balamuralikrishna (Carnatic Vocal), Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod), Prof. T. N. Krishnan (Carnatic Violin), Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia (Flute), Begum Parveen Sultana (Hindustani Vocal), Vidwan T.V.Sankaranarayanan (Carnatic Vocal) and many more. Several inspiring gurus would be conducting the workshops and intensives. You may watch the action live on webcasts screened on the SPICMACAY website.  http://www.spicmacay.com/

 


Venue:  IIT, Chennai
07/06/2014-21/06/2014
10:30 am-6:30 pm
Exhibition of textiles from the four states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland.

Threads of Change: Textile Cultures of North East India

The IGNCA has commissioned the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad to study and document the textile traditions of the North Eastern states under the project titled, Documenting the Textile Traditions of the North Eastern States of India: A Composite Design Study of Fibres, Fabrics, Looms & Tools, Uses and Cultural Indicators. Spread over a period of four years, it is a comprehensive study of textile traditions in the North East. During the course of the project, teams comprising textile designers, historians, sociologists, photographers and videographers spent two months on field and conducted a holistic study of their traditional textiles; which included documenting fibres, fabrics, looms, tools, weaving techniques and dyeing methods, and also narratives, myth, migration stories, and unique socio-cultural practices of the indigenous communities. Documentation of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, and Nagaland was conducted in the first phase of the project while the states of Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur, and Sikkim are being documented in the second phase will be on display.This is part of the on-going collaborative project between IGNCA and NID.

In the Craft demonstrations area, weavers from all the four states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, and Nagaland will demonstrate their skills with the use of loin loom and other handlooms.

Exhibition Hall, Ground Floor, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi – 110 001

Time: 10.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Date: 7 – 8 January 2014 The symposium, which is a part of the ongoing documentation project, is not an end in itself but rather a milestone on a journey that seeks transformation in the North East through its craft heritage and craft opportunities. It showcases the documentation done in the first phase of the project. The NID documentation will open avenues for acts of reciprocity. This outcome of transforming implicit indigenous knowledge into explicit material will serve as a rich resource for the future generations, various stakeholders in the region, as well as the policy makers.

Time: 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Venue:Lecture Hall, 11 Mansingh Road, IGNCA.
(Participation in the Symposium by invitation only)

Event: – A Food festival is also being organized where the traditional cuisines from the North East region will be available.
Time: 10.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Lawns, 11 Mansingh Road, IGNCA

 


Venue:  Main Exhibition Hall, Ground Floor, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi
04/06/2014
6:30 pm
Neglected and Forgotten: Indo-European Defense Architecture in North Konkan (1510 - 1818 A.D.) with special reference to the Vasai and Revdanda Forts

By Mayur Babulal Thakare, Circle Officer Former Competent Authority Office (For Archaeological Survey of India, Mumbai Circle)


Venue:  Conference Room I, India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi
04/06/2014
6:30 pm
4th June 2014 - Project Mausam Monthly Lecture Series presents: Neglected and Forgotten:Indo-European Defense Architecture in North Konkan (1510 - 1818 A.D.) with special reference to the Vasai and Revdanda Forts by Mayur Babulal Thakare, Circle Officer Former Competent Authority Office (For Archaeological Survey of India, Mumbai Circle)

 

 

Abstract for the talk  |  Poster


Venue:  Conference Room I, India International Centre, New Delhi
04/06/2014
5:00 pm
4th July 2014 - Excavation and Conservation of Buddhist Heritage in UP and Bihar by Shri K K Muhammed, Former Regional Director, Archaeological Survey of India 5:00PM

 

 

Video Clip  |  Invitation  |


Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi
23/05/2014
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Film Screening - The Quantum Indians

Director : Raja Choudhury (A PSBT Production)

Duration 53 minutes

The compelling and inspiring story of three Indian scientists – Satyendra Nath Bose, C.V.Raman and Meghnad Saha, who revolutionized the world of Physics and Indian Science in the early part of 20th century.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, New Delhi
23/05/2014
4:30 pm-8:00 pm
IGNCA and Sufi Kathak Foundation presents,“The Last Song of Awadh”

A Symposium on Legacy of Begum Akhtar represented by Last Living Legend Zareena Begum of Nanpara. conceptualized by Ms.Manjari Chaturvedi.

Session Event
Session I
4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Screening of Short documentary film by Ms Saba Deewan followed by a talk and discussion
Session II
4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

An introduction by the moderator Shri Vikram Lall
A talk and discussion with last living court singer of Awadhi durbars discussing the lives and works of Zareena Begum along with Janaab Iqbal Ahmed Khan, Shri Salim Kidwai, Shri Pran Neville and Ms. Chhayya Ganguli

6:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Tea break
Session III
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Lecture demonstration of Ghazals by Zarina Begum and her accompanists
Performance of Darbari Kathak by Ms Manjari Chaturvedi with Ghazal sung by Zarina Begum


Venue:  Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
23/05/2014
10:30 am-3:30 pm
3rd International Week of Arts Education

Film Shows: Brhadisvara and Ganga.,
Workshop: Madhubani Painting, Manisha Jha

Time: 10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Director : Raja Choudhury (A PSBT Production)

Partners :- IGNCA, NCERT, & Kathak Kendra.

Photographs


Venue:  IGNCA exhibition hall, 11 Mansingh road, New Delhi
22/05/2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
IGNCA Book Circle @ Reference Library

IGNCA pays tribute to legendary writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez under the Outreach initiative the IGNCA Book Circle has a monthly event held on the fourth Thursday of every Month from 4:30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Exciting works of fiction, non-fiction and those of academic interest will be showcased through readings, panel discussions and informal conversations. The aim is to tap into the rich intellectual wealth of Delhi and the IGNCA, and bridge the divide between the reader and writer in the wonderful setting on the IGNCA Library. The panelists include: Prabhat Ranjan, Academic, Writer, Mr Carlos Varona, Director, Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi. Thursday,

Invitation


Venue:  IGNCA Reference Library, 1st floor, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi
20/05/2014
10:30 am-1:30 pm
Panel Discussion on Prof. D. P. Pattanayak’s two volumes ‘Language and Cultural Diversity’ published by IGNCA in collaboration with Orient Blackswan

10.30 a.m. -10.45 a.m. Release of the book by Professor Namvar Singh

10.45 a.m.-11.00 a.m. Professor Pattanayak to talk about his book

11.00 a.m.-1.30 p.m. Eminent scholars will discuss the book:.

This two-volume set brings together for the first time the collected works of Debi Prasanna Pattanayak, the eminent Indian linguist and humanist, whose discourse on language has greatly influenced India’s language policies. These essays are a collection of Pattanayak’s writings and speeches over several decades. They bring to the reader the profundity of his scholarship and his understanding of the dynamics of language(s) in India. Through these writings, one can see how Pattanayak has sought to make his readers aware of the inherent multilingual nature of the Indian society and make them realize that this should be seen as an asset and strength and that we should not to turn to the West for solutions that are alien to the country. Though Pattanayak is often critical of the monolingual paradigm and western perspectives, his liberal worldview does not shut any language out


Venue:  Lecture Room, 11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi
16/05/2014
6:30 pm
16th May 2014 - Project Mausam Monthly Lecture Series presents: Commerce and the Cult of Khizr: The Sacred Geography of Healing in the Indian Ocean World by Lauren Minsky, New York University, Abu Dhabi.

Venue:  Conference Room I, India International Centre (IIC),, New Delhi
16/05/2014
6:30 pm
Commerce and the Cult of Khizr: The Sacred Geography of Healing in the Indian Ocean World

By Lauren Minsky, New York University, Abu Dhabi.


Venue:  Conference Room I, India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi
11/05/2014
3:00 pm-9:00 pm
ory Utsav : A storytelling festival promoting Art of Storytelling.

Story Utsav is a storytelling festival. The objective is :
to introduce people to the art form
to promote various artist in the field
to exhibit the application of storytelling in education, parenting and other professional areas
to bring children closer to Indian traditional art forms and literature
The festival will have dramatic story presentations, workshops, displays, interactive sessions, singing and music. The event intends to make people aware of this vibrant art form that not only enhances personality skills but also brings people, friends, colleagues and family closer.


Venue:  Lecture Room, 11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi
09/05/2014
10:15 am-11:00 am
Film Screening - “Bali Yatra: "They Say, They Came from India"

Time: 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Director: Dr. Gautam Chatterjee Duration: 36 minutes

This is a research documentation of the cultural dialogue between Indian sub-continent and Bali, known in history by the name of spice route. It highlights a panoramic view of Bali within various nuances of its culture which showcases a harmonic amalgamation. It explores various elements of Indian Culture, existing in Bali. Touching upon the Pedanda system or Priesthood of Bali the film also explores the calendar making concept which has many shades of Indian culture. The Gurukula system has a long heritage. Film further documents various creative aspects of icons, images, wooden and stone sculptures, etc. it features the Gedong Gandhi Ashram where Gandhiji’s philosophy is celebrated even today. In the Tenganan village some isolated 600 people have been practicing a unique tradition of their own for over a millennia.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre,, New Delhi
08/05/2014
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
8th May 2014 - Lecture on, ‘The Body in Indian Art' by Dr Naman P. Ahuja

 

Video Clip  |  Photographs


Venue:  Lecture Room, 11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi
08/05/2014-09/05/2014
8:30 am-5:00 pm
Workshop on Traditional Arts and Designs with particular reference to 'HASE' folk art organised by IGNCA SRC on 08th and 09th March 2014.

Venue:  Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Southern Regional Centre, Near AIT, Mallathahalli, Jnanabharati Post, Bangalore
02/05/2014-03/05/2014
11:00 am-6:00 pm
An exhibition of Children's works is also being organised on 2nd & 3rd May 2014 in the corridor outside the Lecture Room

Venue:  Outside Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi
02/05/2014-07/05/2014
10:30 am-7:00 pm
Exhibition of some rare photographs of Dr. Rashid Jahan.

The book ‘A Rebel and Her Cause: The Life and Work of Rashid Jahan’ has emerged out of the research by Rakhshanda Jalil, carried out under the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts programme on Confluence of Traditions and Composite Cultures. Dr. Rashid Jahan (1905- 1953) was a multifaceted personality: a doctor, a dedicated member of the Communist Party and one of the founding members of the Progressive Writers Movement. The aim of the project was to revisit Dr. Jahan’s legacy and its contribution to the making of India’s composite cultures. In a remarkably perceptive and richly detailed account of this pioneering woman, Rakhshanda Jalil offers the readers an unusual document: a warm and informed biography based on archival material, extensive interviews and critical commentaries together with fine translations of Rashid Jahan’s best known stories and plays.

  • View PhotographsBook Launch and opening of exhibition A Rebel And Her Cause: Life and Work of Rashid Jahan (1st May 2014)

Venue:  IGNCA Twin Art Gallery, Number 2, C. V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
01/05/2014
5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Book Launch and opening of exhibition A Rebel And Her Cause: Life and Work of Rashid Jahan –

The book launch would be followed by a panel discussion by eminent scholars Prof. Aijaz Ahmad and Dr. Geeta Patel on the life and work of Dr. Rashid Jahan. The discussion will be moderated by Ms. Ritu Menon, publisher, Womens Unlimited.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, C. V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
01/05/2014
4:00 am-6:00 am
IGNCA in collaboration with Art 1st Foundation is organising a seminar "Integrating Visual Literacy in classroom"

Time: 04:00PM – 06:00PM

An exhibition of Children’s works is also being organised on 2nd & 3rd May 2014 in the corridor outside the Lecture Room

Time: 11:00AM – 06:00PM

Photographs of Seminar


Venue:  Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi
25/04/2014
6:30 pm
Talk on The Coastal Sites : Possible Port Towns of the Harappan Period in Gujarat

By Dr. Y.S. Rawat, Director, Gujarat State Department of Archaeology.


Venue:  Conference Room I, India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi
25/04/2014
6:30 pm
nternational Conference on Cham Art Heritage of Vietnam : Ecological Cultural and Art Historical Traditions

Odissi dance recital by Ms Madhavi Mudgal and disciples


Venue:  IGNCA auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
25/04/2014
6:30 pm
25th April 2014 - Project ‘Mausam’ -- talk on ‘The Coastal Sites: Possible Port Towns of the Harappan Period in Gujarat’ by Dr. Y.S. Rawat, Director, Gujarat State Department of Archaeology.

25th April 2014 – Project ‘Mausam’ — talk on ‘The Coastal Sites: Possible Port Towns of the Harappan Period in Gujarat’ by Dr. Y.S. Rawat, Director, Gujarat State Department of Archaeology.    Venue: Conference Room I, India International Centre (IIC),New Delhi   at 06:30PM.   For information about future talks and events, please contactmausamproject@gmail.com .


Venue:  Conference Room I, India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi
25/04/2014
6:00 pm
MUCH ADO ABOUT KNOTTING

GEETIKA NARANG ABBASI & ANANDANA KAPUR | 52 min | English, Hindi

Born into a society obsessed with marriages, a young girl, a not-so-young man and an NRI couple are compelled by tradition to look for matches via classifieds, matchmaking bureaus and websites. Confronted with innumerable criteria that determine who is acceptable and who isn’t, they question themselves and their choices. As they introspect, the melee of the matchmaking industry continues. At every turn, there are service providers who are ready to snoop, style and solicit potentials on their behalf. The Film is a light-hearted chronicle of this predicament that almost every Indian faces.

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Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi
25/04/2014-26/04/2014
10:30 am-5:30 pm
International Conference on Cham Art Heritage of Vietnam- : Ecological Cultural and Art Historical Traditions

Venue:  Inauguration at IGNCA Auditorium and proceedings in Conference hall, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
24/04/2014
4:30 pm
IGNCA book circle : A Chughtai Quartet

Obsession : The wild one, Wild Pigeons: The heart break free By Ismat Chughtai translated by Tahira Naqvi.


Venue:  IGNCA Reference Library, first floor,11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi
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