Sunday, November 25, 2007

UNESCO to offer video encyclopaedia on India

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) has started to publish online a rich video-based encyclopaedia on Indian heritage and culture. It is to be found on a special website -- The collection will soon cover all States and Union Territories, highlighting the cultural diversity,craft and traditional knowledge of each region.

Read about the initiative:

As an example of the content, check out the video on Odissi:
Odissi is the classical dance form which originated in Orissa, an Eastern state in India. Like Bharatanatyam, this classical dance is also centuries old. This enchanting classical dance form of Orissa traces its origin to the temple dances of the Devadasis (temple dancers).

Sujata Mohapatra is one of the famous Odissi dancers of India. She is the disciple and daughter -in- law of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.

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