Aviva Directory » Local & Global » Asia » India » People & Society

The People & Society category is an eclectic mix of topics representing individuals and organizations in India. Appropriate subjects might include Indian cartoonists, illustrators, musicians, painters, sculptors, and other artisans, as well as civil or societal organizations, associations, and fellowships. Issues or issue organizations of importance to the people of India may be listed here, as well as fan sites, personal websites of Indian people, memorial pages, or pet pages from people living in India.

The focus of this category is the artist rather than the art, however. While topics relating to Indian artists and musicians are listed in this category, art gallery and concert sites would be listed in the Things to Do & Places to Go category.

India is made up of twenty-nine states, each with its own culture and history, largely shaped by Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, or Jainism. India is also one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world, and both its religious and ethnic heritage has heavily influenced the art and music of India.

Painting has a long history in India, as far back as rock paintings created in the prehistoric era. Artists in Bengal and Calcutta were significant contributors to modern and contemporary art in India, and Indian artists have continued to develop their own style. Other types of Indian art include contemporary vernacular painting, contemporary tribal painting, and rural contemporary non-tribal painting. Popular Indian artists include, but are not at all limited to, Maqbool Fida Husain, Vadudeo S. Gaitonde, Sayed Haider Raza, Amrita Sher-Gil, Ravi Varma, Tyeb Mehta, Francis Newton Souza, Bhupen Khakhar, Akbar Padamsee, and Jagdish Swaminathan.

Indian cartoonists include Abu Abraham, Bal Thackeray, Bapu, Barun Roy, Govindan Aravindan, K. Shankar Pillai, O.V. Vijayan, RF.K. Laxman, Raj Thackeray, and S. Jithesh.

India's palaces and temples are rich in ancient sculptures. Apart from these historical works of art, modern Indian sculptors are creating art based on Western principles. One notable Indian sculptor was Ramkinkar Baij, a prolific artist who lived from 1906 to 1980 and is known for integrating aspects of tribal art into his creations. After Baij, other sculptors who have gained renown include Anish Kapoor, Subodh Gupta, Nalini Mallani, and Subodh Kerkar.

As with any other country as large and diverse as India, there are societal and political issues that bring people together for a purpose, forming organizations to lobby for women's rights, against gender discrimination, female infanticide, or child marriage.

There are also youth organizations, such as the Indian Youth Club, the Young Mizo Association, Youth United, the Scouts/Guides Organization, the All India Boy Scouts Association, and the Indian Scout and Guide Fellowship. There are also American Boy Scouts in New Delhi, which are linked to the Boy Scouts of America.

These and other topics are the focus of sites listed in this category, which deals with Indian individuals and organizations made up of individuals in India. Sites focused on Indian celebrities may be listed here, along with personal pages or sites created by ordinary Indian citizens.es.



Recommended Resources

Search for People & Society on Google, Bing, or Yahoo!