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26/05/2018-24/06/2018
10:30 पूर्वाह्न-7:30 अपराह्न
Exhibition: PANKHA A Collection of Hand Fans from the Indian Subcontinent and Beyond by Artist Shri Jatin Das.

IGNCA hosts the exhibition in collaboration with Jatin Das Centre of Art (JDCA),

A unique collection of Pankhas, traditional hand fans, will be exhibited at IGNCA. It features fans and related objects such as paintings, prints and films selected from the vast collection of eminent artist Jatin Das. The artist’s collection began with a single hand fan gifted to him from a friend and has grown over the past four decades to over 5,000 fans into a world-class archive, possibly the largest collection of its kind.The month-long exhibition will also feature demonstrations by traditional craftspeople, fan-making workshops for children and traditional performances at the venue.

Inauguration: Friday, May 25, 2018 at 6.00 pm

Contact No.: 011-23388155


Venue:  IGNCA Twin Art Galleries, C.V. Mess, New Delhi
25/05/2018
7:00 अपराह्न
A music concert by Smt. Manjusha Patil

On the occasion of Purnima it will be hosted at  IGNCA. The musician will sing compositions of Shri Krishna by Kunwar Shyam and other composers  in Braj bhasha.

Contact No. : 011-23388155


Venue:  IGNCA Amphitheatre, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
25/05/2018
5:30 अपराह्न
On and off the records

The winner of South Asia Best Debut film award, the film traces the history of 20th century Hindustani classical music and the travelogue of recordings. It celebrates the music and art of some of the most beautiful musicians the world has ever known.

Director :  Pratik Biswas Duration: 57 minutes

Contact No : 011-23388815


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
25/05/2018
4:00 अपराह्न
IGNCA Book Circle  @ Reference Library

Under the Outreach initiative, ‘the IGNCA Book Circle’, Kala Nidhi Reference Library organises a  Book Reading Session every month.

For the month of May, 2018 , IGNCA will hold a book launch and reading session of ‘Data Science Landscape : towards Research Standards and Protocols’ by Dr. Usha Mujoo Munshi.  This is her latest book and the volume deals with different contours of data science with special reference to data management for the research innovation landscape. The author has over 100 research and conference publications.

Contact No : 9810066244


Venue:  Conference Hall, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
23/05/2018-24/05/2018
9:30 पूर्वाह्न-5:30 अपराह्न
KOHA - Open Source Library Automation Training Software Training  

(Participation by invitation and registration only)

Contact No. : 9810066244


Venue:  Conference Hall, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
19/05/2018-20/05/2018
6:30 अपराह्न
Sanjari Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Shrinkhala

May 19, 2018 – Folk Music of Uttarakhand by Padma Shri Smt. Basanti Bisht
May 20, 2018 – Folk Music of Karnataka by Shri Jogila Siddaraju

This is the seventh concert in this series.  Sanjari was launched on the 30th Foundation Day of IGNCA on November 19, 2017 to promote folk music traditions of India.  

Contact No. : 011-23388155


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Janpath, New Delhi india
19/05/2018-21/06/2018
7:00 पूर्वाह्न-6:30 अपराह्न
International Yoga Day

IGNCA celebrates ‘International Yoga Day’. Activities ranging from Naturopathy, Dhrupad Yoga, Buddhi Yoga, Surya Naad will culminate into the main event (Group Yoga) on June 21, 2018.

Join us to be part of celebrations: Naturopathy Counseling –  May 09, 23 and June 06, 20

Dhrupad Yoga – May 19, 21
Buddhi Yoga  – June 08, 09
Surya Naad –  June 20
Group Yoga –  June 21

Contact No. : 011-23388155


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, CV Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
16/05/2018-22/05/2018
All Day
Field Documentation at Kerala

Third phase of multi disciplinary field documentation at Kerala will be conducted from May 16 to 22, 2018 in collaboration with Union Christian College Aluva, Kerala. During this period, a multi disciplinary team will conduct pilot field study and field documentation in rock art sites – Marayoor region (Idukki district), Ancode (Thiruvananthapuram District), Tenmala (Kollam district), and some newly discovered sites in the Malappuram and Kozhikkod districts.

Contact No : 011-23388014


Venue:  Kerala (Marayoor region (Idukki district), Ancode (Thiruvananthapuram District), Tenmala
11/05/2018
5:30 अपराह्न
Nagamandala: The Naga Worship

Naga worship is an Indian tradition. This worship is done to ensure fertility and prosperity. For thousands of years devotes have been coming to the land of parsurama on the bank of Kumaradhara river to ward- off evil. Day long homaas and night long dances are the part of this ritualistic worship.

Director : Shiv Prasad Duration: 45 minutes

Contact No : 011-23388815


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
09/05/2018-14/05/2018
8:00 पूर्वाह्न-10:00 अपराह्न
The Festival of Bharat

The Festival of Bharat is a 21st Century tribute to the majesty and depth of India’s multi-facted civilisation.

It features an unmissable 3-day Lit Fest with numerous high profile debates and talks; a 3-day evening live Music Fest featuring breathtakingly beautiful classical and contemporary Indian music and featuring legendary artistes and new stars; morning yoga and meditation sessions led by The Art of Living; a 5-day flea market and exhibition backed by state governments; a supremely healthy and delectable panoply of organic and vegetarian foods at the outdoor food fest; an Indic fashion show as organised for world leaders; and much more besides. Backed by the Government of India, All India Radio, Radio Mirchi, INOX and many more respected partners. Register without delay for you free or premium tickets, via www.festivalofbharat.com

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/festivalbharat/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/festivalofbharat/
Twitter : https://twitter.com/festivalbharat
Website : http://www.festivalofbharat.com
Contact email : namaste@festivalofbharat.com
Contact no : +91 98 1985 0534


Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi
03/05/2018-05/05/2018
3:00 अपराह्न
Three-day National Seminar on Kalhaṇa’s Rājataraṅgiṇī: An historical perspective

The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, the Indian Council of Historical Research with the academic support of Jammu Kashmir Study Centre will organise a three-day National Seminar on Kalhaṇa’s Rājataraṅgiṇī: a historical perspective at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi.

As part of this seminar, an exhibition titled The Cultural Heritage of Jammu &  Kashmir and Ladakh will also be displayed by IGNCA. This exhibition will endeavour to unravel the intellectual-cultural beauty of these regions.

Inauguration: May 3, 2018 at 3 pm, IGNCA Auditorium, C.V.Mess, IGNCA


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium & Conference Room, C.V. Mess and IGNCA Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi
29/04/2018
8:00 अपराह्न
Bhinn Shadj - A Quarterly Rare Ragas Series

On the occasion of Buddha Purnima, concert by Bombay Jayashri and her team under
the Bhinn Shadj – a Quarterly Rare Ragas Series initiated by IGNCA.in 2017


Venue:  IGNCA premises, New Delhi
27/04/2018
5:30 अपराह्न
Gwalior - A journey of Indian Music

The documentary traces the journey of Gwalior gharana from its inception in the 15th century during the rule of Mansingh Tomar ; how it spread in Maharashtra and northern parts of India. It illustrates the nuances of this style of classical music.
Director: Nandit Desai Duration: 50 minutes

Contact No : 011-23388815


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
27/04/2018
11:30 पूर्वाह्न
Lecture on "Traditional Art of Jharkhand"

Indira Gandhi National For the Arts-Regional Centre Ranchi will host a lecture  by Dr T.N Sahu (HOD, Department of Tribal Regional Language, Ranchi University, Ranchi) Chairperson Dr. Giridhari Ram Gaunjhu


Venue:  IGNCA RRC Campus, Data Processing Cell building, Ranchi University, Morabadi, Ranchi
26/04/2018
4:00 अपराह्न
IGNCA Book Circle @ Reference Library

Under the Outreach initiative, “the IGNCA Book Circle”, Kala Nidhi Reference Library organises a Book Reading Session every month.

This month, Dr. K.K. Chakravarty, IAS (retired in the rank of Secretary, Govt. of India) will be the Resource Person. His publication include exhibition catalogues, edited Journals on Art Book and articles on family, Tribal identity, Indignity, Rock Art Archaeology etc. His latest book Walking with Siva : Cognitive Roots of Indian Art, Archeology and Religion will be launched.

Contact No : 011-23385884/ 9958878920


Venue:  IGNCA Conference Hall, C.V. Mess Bldg., Janpath, New Delhi
24/04/2018-26/04/2018
11:00 पूर्वाह्न
Series of three lectures-cum-demonstration on Indian Paintings

Speaker : Shri Vasudeo T. Kamath

24th April, 2018 at 5.00 pm : “Maryada Purushottam ..’ Sanskar ksham Ramkatha Chitron se Bodh Prapti”  –  Duration – 1hr. 30 minutes.

25th April, 2018  at 5.00 pm : “Pratyaksh ‘Bodh Chitr’ Nirman ka Pratyakshik evam Samvad” – Duration -2 hrs.

26th April, 2018 at 5.00 pm : ‘Upanishatsu’  Upanishad evam Guru Shishya Parampara par Adharit – Duration – 1hr.


24 अप्रैल, 2018 – ‘मर्यादा पुरुषोत्त्म’ संस्कारक्षम रामकथा चित्रों से बोधप्राप्ति,  अवधि – एक घण्टा 30 मिनट

25 अप्रैल, 2018 – प्रत्यक्ष बोधचित्र प्रात्यक्षिक एवं संवाद,  अवधि – दो घण्टें

26 अप्रैल, 2018 – उपनिषत्सु उपनिषद एवं गुरु-शिष्य परम्परा पर आधारित,अवधि – एक घण्टा

Free participation

Contact No  : 011-23388155


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
24/04/2018-30/04/2018
10:00 पूर्वाह्न-6:00 अपराह्न
Exhibition of paintings related to Ramkatha

By noted painter Shri Vasudeo T. Kamath.
Inauguration :  6.00pm


Venue:  Twin Art Gallery No. 2, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
21/04/2018-22/04/2018
6:30 अपराह्न
Concerts under Sanjari - Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat Shrinkhala

21st April, 2018 –  Concert  by Mrs. Bharathi Thirumagan – Villupaattu
22nd April, 2018 – Concert by Shri Dhananjay Kaul and his team from Kashmir

This is the sixth concert in this series.  Sanjari was launched on the 30th Foundation Day of IGNCA on 19th November, 2017.

Contact No : 011-23388155


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
21/04/2018
10:00 पूर्वाह्न
The ninth chapter of Sanskriti Samvaad Shrinkhla (Cultural dialogue series)

Will have a symposium on  noted Kalasadhak and founder member of Sanskar Bharati, Baba Yogendraji.

Contact No : 011-23388155


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
19/04/2018
4:00 अपराह्न
Rromani Women: Their Position through Traditional wisdom and in Present Times

By Prof. Marcel Courthiade is being organised by IGNCA-Nari Samvaad Prakalp, in association with Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan,New Delhi

Contact No : 011-23388224


Venue:  IGNCA Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi
17/04/2018
3:00 अपराह्न
Pandit Rameshvar Jha Memorial Lecture

IGNCA, RC is going to  organize  Pandit Rameshvar Jha Memorial Lecture , Collaboration with Jnana-prabaha, Center for Cultural Studies & Research, Samneghat,Varanasi

Speaker  :   Prof. Kamalesh Datta Tripathi (Centennial Chair Prof., Bharat Adhyayan Kendra, BHU)

Chair Person  :  Prof. Navjivan Rastogi (Renowned Scholar of Kashmir Shaivasim)
Guest of Honour :  Prof. Yugal Kishore Mishra(Centennial Chair Prof., Bharat Adhyayan Kendra, BHU)


Venue:   Jnana-prabaha, Centre for Cultural Studies & Research,Samneghat South, Varanasi

16/04/2018-30/04/2018
3:00 अपराह्न-5:00 अपराह्न
Swachhta Pakhwada

On the occasion of World Heritage Day i.e. 18th April, 2018

Contact No  : 011-23388092


Venue:  IGNCA Premises, New Delhi
15/04/2018
6:30 अपराह्न
Pandit Chotelal Mishra Jayanti Sangeet Samaroha

Chief Guest :  Padmabhushan Pandit Channulal Mishra (Renowned Artist of Hindusthani Shastriya Sangeet)

First Presentation Tabla Solo by :  Sri Krishna Kumar Upadhyaya & Aditya Kumar Mishra (Grand Son of Padmabhushan Pandit Chhannulal Mishra)

Second Presentation Shastriya Gayan by :  Pandit Harish Tiwari (Disciple of Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi & A Grade Artist, AlR)


Venue:  Hanuman Prasad Poddar Andha Vidyalaya, Durgakund, Varanasi
14/04/2018
6:30 अपराह्न
Concert by Tenores di Neoneli

Performance by ‘Tenores di Neoneli’ a traditional music group from Sardegna, India in collaboration with Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi under the Executive Programme of Cultural Cooperation between the Government of the Italian Republic and the Government of the Republic of India for the years 2017- 2020.

Contact No : 9818011988


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
14/04/2018
2:30 अपराह्न
Mahpandit Rahul Sankrityayan Memorial Lecture

Topic  :  Lost Ancient Indian Texts brought back Home by Rahula Sankrityayana
Speaker  :   Prof. Ratna Basu (Former Head, Department of Sanskrit, University of Kolkata)
Chair Person :   Shri Amitabh Bhattacharya (Senior Journalist, Amrit Prabhat, Hindi Dainik, Varanasi)


Venue:  Parshwanath Vidyapeeth Seminar Hall, I.T.I. Road, Karaundi, Varanasi
13/04/2018
5:30 अपराह्न
Bade Bhai Saheb

The short film is based on the story of the same name by legendary writer Munshi Prem Chand. It brings to the centre the system of education and examinations.The light-hearted comic tale overflows with humor but is laced with an undercurrent of irony.
(30 minutes, Hindi)

Ravi Kalra : Rebirth of a Shravan Kumar

The 25 minute Documentary focuses on the efforts of a person who takes care of the abandoned and destitute. (25 minutes, Hindi)
Director : Kripi Singh


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
05/04/2018
2:00 अपराह्न
Lecture-cum-demonstration under Kashi Vyakhyanamala Lecture Series

IGNCA, RC is going to  organize in Collaboration with Bharat Adhyayan Kendra, BHU

 Speaker  :

  1. Smt. Malini Avasthi  (Centennial Chair Professor, Bharat Adhyayan Kendra, BHU)
  2. Sri Amitabh Bhattachary (Senior Journalist, Amrit Prabhat Hindi Dainik, Varanasi)
  3. Prof. Chandrakala Tripathi (Department of Hindi, Women’s College, BHU)

Venue:   Manviya Mulya Anushilan Kendra, Malviya Bhavan Campus, BHU, Varanasi
04/04/2018
4:00 अपराह्न
Inauguration of the Prof. Devendra Swarup Personal Book Collection in the Kala Nidhi: Reference Library

Contact No  : 23388333, 23388362


Venue:  11 Mansingh Road (First Floor), New Delhi
03/04/2018
4:00 अपराह्न
Second Dr. V.S. Wakankar Memorial Lecture

By Padamshree Dr. Yashodhar Mathpal,  Eminent Archaeologist and Rock Art Specialist
Chairperson : Dr. Narayan Vyas, Rock Art & Cultural Studies Specialist

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


Exhibition on  Glorious Bhimbetk (Based on IGNCA’s Dr. Mathpal Collection)
Date : 3rd April – 12th April, 2018

Venue :  Exhibition Hall 11 Mansingh Road, Gate No.6 IGNCA, New

03/04/2018
2:30 अपराह्न
Memorial Lecture on Pt. Ramavatar Sharma Aur Unka Pramarthadarshanam

IGNCA, RC, is going to organize Memorial Lecture on Pt. Ramavatar Sharma

Topic : “Pandit Ramavatar Sharma Aur Unka Pramarthadarshanam”
Speaker : Prof. Radhavallabh Tripathi, (Former Vice Chancellor, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi)
Chair Person : Prof. K. D. Tripathi (Centennial Chair Prof., Bharat Adhyayan Kendra, BHU)
Guest of Honor : Prof. Shri Kishore Mishra (Department of Sanskrit, Faculty of Arts, BHU)


Venue:  Department of Sanskrit, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
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