India is a kaleidoscope of diverse cultures. The variation in climate, languages and daily lives, added to the different levels of exposure to outside world have contributed to the uniqueness of each culture. In spite of the diversity, there is an underlying factor which is common to the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, a single invisible thread binding India together.
The greatness of the Indian culture has been to assimilate the best of the outsiders and make them a part of its own. This intermingling of cultures and customs has resulted in rich art forms in different regions, in the field of music, dance and performing arts.
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Also known as Company School, the Patna Kalam was a unique school of painting which stepped out of royal courts and focused on depicting the lives of the common people.
Dhokra is a traditional metal craft prevalent in the tribal areas of Central and Eastern India. It consists of non-ferrous metal casting using the lost wax casting technique to create beautifully ornamented metal artefacts.
Mithila Painting or Madhubani Painting is a style of painting popular in the northern Mithila region of Bihar and parts of Terai in Nepal.