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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
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 –   Pallab Das
Buddhi Yoga  – June 08, 09 – E-Invite | Photographs
Surya Naad –  June 20
Group Yoga –  June 21 – Yoga Day (Eng) | Yoga Day (Hin) |

Contact No. : 011-23388155

Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, CV Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
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
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
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

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Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi
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
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 2017

Venue:  IGNCA premises, New Delhi
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
10:00 पूर्वाह्न-5:30 अपराह्न
Two Days National Seminar on Ramayana Traditions and Performative traditions of Ramayana

Two Days National Seminar on “Ramayana Traditions of North-East: with special reference to Majuli” and Shastra and Prayoga Programme on “Performative traditions of Ramayana”

Time : Seminar — 10.00 am to 5.30 pm and Performances — 6.00 pm onwards
Contact No :  011-23388224/011-23388063

Venue:  Majuli, Majuli
10:00 पूर्वाह्न
International conference on "Indian inputs to Central Asian Art and Culture: Dharma Ratna Marg"

International Conference is organized by East Asia Programme Unit, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, India, in collaboration with Association for Central Asian Civilizations & Silk Road Studies, Cambridge, London, UK.

Contact No.  : 011-23388211

Venue:  Conference Hall, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, C.V Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
9:00 पूर्वाह्न-5:00 अपराह्न
International Conference on Angkor Wat: The Monument and the Living Presence

Innaugration : 28th March, 2018 at 10.30 am in the IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi

Venue:  Conference Hall, Media Centre No. 3, Dr Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi
4:00 अपराह्न-5:00 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, the session will be held on 26th March, 2018 (Monday) at 4.00 pm

Book Reading cum launch session of `The Making of Early Kashmir – Landscape and Identity in the Rajatarangini’ by Dr. Shonaleeka Kaul, Associate Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Shonaleeka Kaul is a cultural historian of early South Asia specialising in working with Sanskrit literature. She has also been the Dinakar Singh Distinguished Lecturer in South Asian Studies, Yale University, U.S.A, and the Jan Gonda Fellow in Indology, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Her books include: Imagining the Urban: Sanskrit and the City in Early India (Permanent Black and Seagull with University of Chicago Press, 2010), Cultural History of Early South Asia: A Reader (Orient BlackSwan, 2013), and The Making of Early Kashmir: Landscape and Identity in the Rajatarangini (Oxford University Press, 2018)

Contact:  011-23385884/ 9958878920

Venue:  IGNCA Conference Room, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
3:00 अपराह्न
Conference on "Maritime Traditions of Indian and Pacific Oceans"

Venue:  Cochin, Kerala
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