Indias Culture: The State, the Arts, and Beyond

Paperback | October 15, 2011

byBalmiki Prasad Singh

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This book explores fascinating aspects of India's diversified cultural base - monuments, art tradition, religion, philosophy, performing arts, and literature. It discusses the relationship between the state and market on cultural aspects, debates regarding cultural preservation, harmoniousaspects of Indian culture, role of administration, and role of Archaeological Survey of India. It integrates the two ideas - the uniqueness of India with a developed culture but a developing economy and the recent trend of considering culture as a factor in determining the status of a nation in theworld after market and military strength. Providing a wide-ranging view of the various dimensions of culture, B.P. Singh explores the interconnections of culture with the social and political life in India. This edition provides link between India's culture and various contemporary subjects like ecology, sustainable development, democracy,pluralism, and peaceful coexistence. This edition contains a new prologue which re-analyses the events, personalities and developments in Indian culture. This book will appeal students and scholars interested in society, culture, and history of India and have a significant general appeal.

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This book explores fascinating aspects of India's diversified cultural base - monuments, art tradition, religion, philosophy, performing arts, and literature. It discusses the relationship between the state and market on cultural aspects, debates regarding cultural preservation, harmoniousaspects of Indian culture, role of administrati...

Balmiki Prasad Singh is Governor of Sikkim. He is Former Additional Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Forests (1993-5), Former Culture Secretary (1995-7), and Former Home Secretary (1997-9). He was also the Executive Director and Ambassador at the World Bank (1999-2002).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pagesPublished:October 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgements1. India's Culture: Some Facts, Some Perspectives2. State and Market in India's Culture3. Arts, Cultural Pageants and the State: The Nehru-Azad Dialogue4. The New Millenium: Harmony among or Clash of CivilizationsPostscript: ICT and Mahatma GandhiAppendix A. Culture and Administration: A Study of Interaction as a Means of Social Change in IndiaAppendix B. The Monumental Challenge: The Role of the Archaeological Survey of India in India's CultureAppendix C. Democracy, Ecology and Culture: The Indian ExperiencePrologueSelect BibliographyIndex