Understanding India through her Arts and Culture

India, with over a billion people, is the world’s largest democracy. With 16 official languages and over 900 dialects, India has a tremendous diversity of cultures, colours, textures, smells and foods. India is also the world’s largest depository of science and engineering graduates. It has an unbroken cultural tradition that ranges over four millennia, while also being a new world centre for technology. What is it that makes this 21st century world power tick? How does one country combine the oldest and the newest, the most traditional and the most innovative?

Darpana introduces you to this fascinating country through her arts, crafts and culture, her socio-economic background and history.