Indigenous art, music, dance and sports

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INDIGENOUS ART MUSIC DANCE AND SPORTS FORMS FROM INDIA GETTING MORE FAMOUS IN WESTERN WORLD. “India is the cradle of the human race the birthplace of human speech the mother of history the grandmother of legend and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most constructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only” ― Mark Twain.

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• Long ago Vedic forms of art were confined in the land of India • However centuries and centuries later these prided moments dwindled • Times have changed in terms of recognizing Indian art forms too • Today our traditional art forms are being recognized in the western world 2

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3 Indian art forms Patachitra Originated in Orissa In Sanskrit Pata indicates ‘vastra’ or clothing’ ‘chitra’ indicates ‘painting’ Patachitra is one of the most respected art forms that has survived over generations Occupied the walls of great temples of Puri Konark and Bhubaneswar Madhubani Origins claim from the Kingdom of Janak However resources have dated the origins of the art form from the lands of Bihar. Latent form of indian art that wasn’t known to the outside world until the British discovered it after an earthquake in 1930’s According to William G. Archer Madhubani paintings they mirrored the work of Picasso and Miro

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4 Indian Dance Forms Bangra • Introduced to west by South Asian immigrants between the 1970s and 1990s • Sarina Jain the Indian American maker of The Masala Bhangra Workout says shes "the first to convey Indian move to the U.S. wellness industry at a worldwide level. Khatak • Kathak is one of the eight forms of Indian classical dances that was originated from India • Kathak in sanskrit stands for story • It is complicated form of dance they are usually used to depict a story • Thanks to bollywood this dance form has been making waves amongst the western world

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• Migration of dance forms have not just been limited to Bhangra and Khatak • Thanks to the internet Indian classical dance has crossed barriers • Poonam Priyanka Shah NRI twins who have been doing wonders with a fusion of Bharatanatyam and western dance • Their youtube subscriber lists crosses over 44K and their dance videos get over 5ooK views 5 Indian Dance Forms

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6 Indian Music Forms Carnatic • Ancient south Indian musical art form • Music has traversed extensively to the west • Musicians like “Jon Borthwick Higgins” looked up to to its beauty to make an impact on the western world Hindustani • Evolved in the 12 century • From northern part of Indian subcontinent • Revolutionary recognition of Hindustani music was when the sitar of Ravi Shankar was heard on the famous Beatles album Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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• Predominant and convincing form of migration can be owed to the internet world • Indian music has been making wonders with “fusion” • Current Youtube sensation “Vidya Mashup” is a series of music videos that combines “Indian Music” with “Western Music” • Vidya is an NRI who is a well trained carnatic and hindustani singer • Her subscriber lists has a whopping 380K+ followers and her videos have more than 800K+ views 7 Indian Music Forms

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8 Indian Sports Form Kabaddi Kabaddi has proliferated as one of the most successful international games ever Sport is an ambassador of a prehistoric origin and later extensively practiced in Indian Vedic schools Snakes Ladder Originally an ancient Indian game of morality Board game symbolizes the journey of life snakes represent vice the ladders speak for virtues English idioms “back to square one” owes its depiction to this very game Ludo Significant and interesting board game Although the game varies in different countries all forms of variations are credited to the ancient Indian game form called Pachisi Developed in the 6th century

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