UNVEILING THE JOURNEY OF INDIAN ANCIENT ARTS AND CULTURE: FROM SARASVATI TO SANGAM
DOI INFORMATION: https://doi.org/10.56815/IJMRR.V3.I1.2024/8-14
Keywords:Ancient Indian Culture, Sarasvati to Sangam, Cultural Evolution, Cross-Cultural Exchanges, Artistic Legacy
Delves into the intricate tapestry of India's cultural evolution, spanning from the enigmatic Sarasvati River civilization to the vibrant Sangam period. Employing a multidisciplinary approach, we navigate through archaeological findings, literary contributions, and historical transitions to illuminate the nuanced influences and interconnections that shaped ancient Indian arts. The exploration commences with a meticulous analysis of the transition from the Sarasvati River civilization to the Vedic period, unraveling the societal shifts that laid the groundwork for artistic expressions. Moving forward, the paper delves into the flourishing of arts during the Mauryan and Gupta Empires, showcasing the zenith of cultural efflorescence during the Golden Age. Literary and artistic contributions of the Sangam period further reveal the dynamic socio-cultural milieu of ancient India. Interconnections and influences, manifested in cross-cultural exchanges and the impact of religious ideas on art, exemplify the cosmopolitan nature of ancient Indian civilization. However, challenges leading to the decline of ancient arts are explored, followed by an examination of preservation and revival efforts that highlight the resilience of cultural heritage. The enduring legacy of ancient Indian arts in modern times underscores their timeless influence, seamlessly interwoven into the vibrant fabric of contemporary Indian culture. This journey through time encapsulates the kaleidoscopic richness of India's cultural heritage, fostering a deeper understanding of its artistic continuum.