International Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations – IV

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, in collaboration with National Geographic Society is hosting an international conference on “Dialogue of Civilizations – IV” from 8th – 15th October, 2017 at Delhi, Gandhinagar and Dholavira.  This conference is fourth in this series of ‘dialogues’ initiated by National Read More …

Bakhshali, Jambudvipa and India’s role in science

London’s Science Museum on Tuesday unveiled a new exhibition that traces India’s contribution to science and technology over the past 5,000 years.  The Bakhshali manuscript, loaned to the exhibition by the Bodleian Library in Oxford, which contains the oldest recorded origins of the symbol “zero”. Dated to 3rd century The Read More …

The Napier Museum building

The Napier Museum building, with its unique architectural style, stands apart from all the other heritage structures in and around Thiruvananthapuram. Set in the sprawling grounds of the Public Gardens, the majestic structure is a fine specimen of Indo-Saracenic style in architecture. The advent of Indo-Saracenic style in erstwhile Travancore Read More …

Art in India: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture

Introduction The cultural heritage of India is one of the richest and most ancient in the world, rivalled only by Chinese art. The art of sculpture, the most highly respected medium for artists, was widely practised throughout the subcontinent, and buildings were profusely adorned with it. The subject matter of Indian sculpture Read More …

Ahmedabad gets World Heritage City tag

The 606-year-old walled city of Ahmedabad, which was founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah, has become India’s first World Heritage City. The World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO announced this. Ahmedabad is recognized the city as the cradle of India’s non-violent freedom struggle led by Mahatma Gandhi. The decision was taken during the Read More …