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.