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DanceA myriad expressions of India’s heritage and traditions

ArtThe art of India is inextricably intertwined with the country’s cultural history, religions and philosophies, with the production and patronage of art being linked to social and cultural contexts.

MusicSaid to be one of the oldest unbroken musical traditions in the world, Indian classical music has its origin in the Vedas (ancient scriptures of the Hindus). Over the centuries, Indian classical music has also evolved through interaction between different races and cultures.

LiteratureThe earliest works of Indian literature were orally transmitted. The Rig Veda, a collection of sacred hymns (1500–1200 BCE), and epics Ramayana and Mahabharata composed towards the end of the first millennium BCE, form a part of India’s impressive repository of literary .Examples of Classical Sanskrit literature include Shakuntala and Meghaduuta, two plays written by Kalidas. Later poetic works include GeetaGovinda by Jayadeva, as well as Vatsyayana's Kamasutra.

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