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Please visit Svasti Sankul (Cafeteria, Art Gallery) at IGNCA Campus, Janpath, New Delhi.

17th February to 1st April 2017 The World of Rock Art  in collaboration with IGRMS, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Venue: IGRMS, Shymala Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.


9th - 31st March 2017

Preview on 8th March, 2017 at 6.00pm.

An exhibition A Tale of Two Cities | India & Sri Lanka conceptualised by Renu Modi and presented by Gallery Espace, New Delhi & Serendipity Arts Trust, New Delhi. Supported by- Theertha International Artists' Collective, Sri Lanka

This project that was initiated in the year 2015, is a strong step towards addressing the issues of shared histories within the sub-continent. Six artists from Indian and five from Sri Lanka embarked on a journey to understand the politics of cities, religions and the stories that places tell. Both Anuradhapura and Varanasi in themselves are witness to the past, the present and serve as a trajectory to the future. The intention of this project is to engage, question and re-affirm the importance of the process over the end.

Participating artists: Anoli Perera | Bandu Manamperi | ChintanUpadhyay | Jagath Weerasinghe Manisha Parekh | Manjunath Kamath | Pala Pothupitiye | Paula Sengupta Pradeep Chandrasiri | Ram Rahman | Riyas Komu

Venue : IGNCA Gallery No. 1 of Twin Art Galleries, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
Time : 10.00 - 6.00pm (All days open)

Contact number - 9555584229

26th - 28th March 2017


Three days Swagat Parv to celebrate Vikram Samvat (Hindu New Year).

Venue : IGNCA premises, New Delhi.

26th March, 2017 

  • DRAUPADI ANTARKATHA Dance Drama, presented by Draupadi Dream Trust Producer- Director Mrs. Neera Mishrain the IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, New Delhi Time 6.30pm 

27th March, 2017

  • Hindustani Classical Music, Mandolin by Pt Sugato Bhaduri. Accompanist on Tabla Ustad Akram Khan Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, New Delhi Time 4.00pm 
  • Hindustani Classical Music, Sitar recitail by Mrs Meera Prasad Accompanist on Tabla Pt. Shailendra Mishra Venue : Auditorium, C. V. Mess, Janpath Time 6.30pm 

28th March, 2017

  • Dance, music and comedy show by SAM in the IGNCA Lawns with stage, No. 3, R.P. Road, New Delhi from 6.30pm onwards.
27th March to 29th March 2017

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on Women and Buddhism: Perspectives on Gender, Culture and Empowerment

Venue : IGNCA Conference Hall , C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi - 110001

Please send the form to the below mentioned email id.:

28th March - 10th April 2017

The exhibition will be inaugurated on 27th March, 2017 at 10.30am.

Photographic exhibition on Avalokitesvara/Guanyin: Feminine symbolism in Buddhist Art.

Avalokitesvara is the most popular Mahayana Bodhisattva and his cult has played an important role in the growth of Mahayana Buddhism and art The images of Avalokitesvara in India are not feminine, although the body has a sensual form. The well known painting of Padmapani in Cave No.1 of Ajanta no doubt has a sensuous body, but taken as a whole, looks a male Bodhisattva. The paintings of the famous artist Ravi Varma, do not show Hindu Gods as strongly masculine. Essential features of manliness like muscles, broad shoulders are present but there is a touch of conspicuous feminine quality in the images.
It is not known exactly when the Guan-yin came to be regarded as female deity for the first time. Majority of the scholars are of the opinion that the transformation of Guan-yin into female deity took place about the 11th century A. D. But this seems to have been the product of a long process and this might have been influenced by many factors combined to bring the sexual transformation.

Venue : IGNCA Gallery No. 2 of Twin Art Galleries, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
Time : 10.00am -6.00pm (All days open except Gazetted Holidays)

28th March 2017

Release of Dr. Subhadra Desai's monograph on Women's seers.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi - 110001

Time: 5.30 p.m

Contact No. : 011-23388063

29th March 2017  A lecture on Ananda K. Coomaraswamy by noted Hindi Author Shri Nirmal Kumar.

Nirmal Kumar is a widely acclaimed Indian novelist with over 24 Titles in Hindi and 8 in English Language. His poetic works have been heralded by the great Harivansha Rai Bacchan. Hindi novelist Jainendra marks Nirmal's writings as a Boon to Hindi. Published by some of the Greatest Indian publishing houses, Nirmal is poignant in his prose and bestselling works that are Epic Drama, Period Plays, Philosophy, Historical fiction, Love Stories and Shorts. Nirmal's verse transcends National boundaries capturing the Human spirit in its myriad intricacies in masterful poetry, alongwith it dispensing the sweet essence of Indianess in its freshness and rendition.

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy is this century's pioneering art historian, metaphysician and interpreter of Indian culture to the West. Contemporary Indian writer Nirmal Kumar is a one-man bridge between the east and the west today. So do the West and East differ? Are they two halves of human knowledge waiting to fuse and express eternal truth collectively. To walk that enigmatic garden, Nirmal Kumar speaks of Coomaraswamy the "groundbreaking theorist" at the IGNCA. He paints a canvass of a developing single mind, not two opposite currents that are the West & East. For the Hindi heartland, Ananda Coomaraswamy has been a enigma, to bring to life 20th Century's greatest art historian.

Venue : IGNCA Lecture Room, 11, mansingh Road, New Delhi.
Time : 4.00pm
Contact No. : 011-23388333

30th March 2017


Third Chapter of Sanskriti Samvaad Shrinkhla (Cultural dialogue series)

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

30th - 31st March 2017 Two lectures by Sri Anand Gaikwad (Retd. Executive Director and Company Secretary, Phil Corporation Ltd.) on the following topics-

1. Ancient Indian Agricultural Heritage: Organic Farming using Homa for Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change Adaptation

2. Ancient Indian Agrometeorology: Theory of Varaha Mihiraon Rain Conception and Delivery-Validation Experiment for Monsoon 2016

Venue : IGNCA Lecture Hall, 11, Man Singh Road, New Delhi
Time : 5.30 p.m. Contact No. 011-23387498

3rd April 2017


First V. S. Wakankar Memorial Lecture by Dr. G. B. Deglurkar

3rd - 5th April 2017


A National Seminar on Theoretical and Cognitive Aspects of Rock Art

Venue:  Auditorium C.V. Mess, IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi-110001

EVENTS of Eastern Regional Centre, Varanasi
EVENTS of Southern Regional Centre, Bengaluru




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Detail of Program held during Silver Jubilee Celebration


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