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அற்புத கோல மஞ்சரி
Arputha Kola Manjari
இதழியல் கலை அன்றும் இன்றும்
Ithazhiyal Kalai Andrum Indrum
நாட்டு கோழி வளர்ப்பு
Nattu Koli Valarpu
பழைய தமிழ் எழுத்துக்கள்
old tamilleter lesson
பண வளக்கலை
Pana valakkalai
பரதநாட்டிய சாஸ்திரம்
baratha naatiya sasthiram
மயநூல் என்னும் மனையடி சாஸ்திரம்
mayanool ennum manayadi sasthiram
தமிழ் அகராதி கலை
Tamil agarathi kalai
தமிழ் எழுத்தின் தோற்றமும் வளர்ச்சியும்
ஆடல் அழகியல் நடனவியல்
aadal azhagiyal nadanaviyal
ஆடற்கலை நடனவியல்
aadarkalai nadanaviyal
ஆரம்ப உடனலவியல்
aaramba udanalaviyal
இயற்கையுடன் வாழுதல்
Iyarkaiudan vazhauthal
உடற்கல்விக் கோட்பாடுகள்
Udarkalvi kotpadugal
உலக நாடக அரங்கு
ulga naadaga arangu
உலகின் மூன்றாவது கண்
ulagin moontraavathu kann
கலையும் பண்பும்
kalayum panbum
கொழுந்திலிருந்து கோப்பைக்கு
kozgunthilirunthu kopaiku
சாமுத்திரிகா லட்சணம்
samuthrika latsanam
சாதக நூல்
saadhaga nool
sodhidaviyal kalaigal
பேனா முனையிலிருந்து
pena munaiyilirunthu
மோட்டார் வண்டிகள் பேணலும் பழுதுபார்த்தலும்
motor vandigal penalum pazhuthu parthalum
வரலாறும் கலையும்
varalarum kalaiyum
வாழ்தல் ஒரு கலை
Vaazthal Oru Kalai
ஜனநாயகத்தின் நான்காவது தூண்
jananayagathin naankavathu kann
India’s greats classic culture art, poetry, literature and music


People flock to museums like never before, so they must have their motives. But when it comes to art, people get strangely afraid to ask too directly what it all might be for, because everyone except you might know the answer already. It’s perhaps too obvious; it’s perhaps too complicated; the result is an awkward silence.

What is described as the culture of India is often more correctly viewed as the culture of northern India. Much of India’s greats classic culture—art, poetry, literature and music—has its roots in or was strongly influence by Persian culture. Nationwide, there are traditions of folk music, religious music and music associated with theater, radio and film. In addition, India's ethnic groups, each have their own entertainment, religious and folklore traditions. In the past music, dance and theater were often associated with prostitution and entertainers traditionally belonged to lower castes. Many traditionalists in India find Western music and culture offensive.

It has long been argued that the goal of art and culture in India is tap into something universal and spiritual. On the Indian concept of aesthetics, the Kashmiri philosopher Abhinavagupta wrote n the 10th century: “Artistic creation is the direct or unconventionalized expression of a feeling of passion ‘generalized,’ that is, freed from distinction in time or space and therefore from individual relationships and practical interests, through an inner force of the artistic core creative intuition within the artist. This state of consciousness (irasa) embodied in the poem is transferred to the actor, the dance, the reciter and to the spectator.

South Asia “has been the seat of great civilizations from time immemorial. From the Himalayan mountains to the vast island chains of the equator, from the Indian subcontinent to the Pacific, the peoples of this region have produced magnificent art for thousands of years. Included are examples of Buddhist and Hindu sculpture in stone and bronze, later Indian court art, miniature painting, and elegant personal possessions. These artworks demonstrate that the people who created and owned them keenly appreciated the things of this world—the luxury and fine craftsmanship that power can command—and at the same time probed deeply into spiritual and cosmic matters of great complexity. South Asia encompasses the modern nations of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The subcontinent was the source of a great civilization which spread to Afghanistan in the northwest, to the Himalayan region (modern Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet) in the northeast, and eastward to Southeast Asia.

Culture plays an important role in the development of any nation. It represents a set of shared attitudes, values, goals and practices. Culture and creativity manifest themselves in almost all economic, social and other activities. A country as diverse as India is symbolized by the plurality of its culture. India has one of the world’s largest collections of songs, music, dance, theatre, folk traditions, performing arts, rites and rituals, paintings and writings that are known, as the ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ (ICH) of humanity. In order to preserve these elements, the Ministry of Culture implements a number of schemes and programmes aimed at providing financial support to individuals, groups and cultural organizations engaged in performing, visual and literary arts etc.