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Cultural Activities in Kolkata Are Held From Time To Time

Culture is a way of life common to a particular people and it is based on the social tradition which is embodied in its institutions and its history. There is yet another concept of culture which is stated to be harmonious development of human nature by the cultivation of mind. It is a quest for vision and understanding – a conditioning of conscious self to understand and create whatever is worthwhile. The culture of an individual is safeguarded by cultural aspects of his nation, by its traditions exemplified in its institutions, literature and society. It is in fact enriched by the contribution of its great men of art and social activists. But there has always been a fear that the science and technology might ruin the culture especially the different kinds of art.

Important traditions of Indian painting include the murals of Ajanta, Ellora and other frescoes, the Buddhist plain leaf manuscripts, the Jain texts, the Mughal and Rajput art and architecture and the ancient schools. The Renaissance in Bengal and the modern trends has brought it to the present. On the other hand, the modern trends in Europe and elsewhere have been influenced by the Indian painting and therefore the themes have been successfully revived and accepted. Significantly, Bengal has played a vital role in its enrichment. The painters in Kolkata have left a deep impression on the minds of several other aspiring painters in India. If one really wants to perceive the excellence of Indian art, he needs …