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Indian Culture Portal

Recognizing the ongoing need to position itself for the digital future, Indian Culture is an initiative by the Ministry of Culture. A platform that hosts data of cultural relevance from various repositories and institutions all over India.

The Indian Culture Portal (ICP) was launched on 10.12.2019  to showcase all forms of tangible and intangible cultural heritage of India.

Overview of the Indian Culture portal

The Indian Culture Portal is a part of the National Virtual Library of India project, funded by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The portal has been created and developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. Data has been provided by organisations of the Ministry of Culture and curated by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

The content is presented in 18 curated categories, namely, Rare Books, E-Books, Archives, Gazettes and Gazetteers, Manuscripts, Museum Collections, Paintings, Audios, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Photo Archives, Images, Videos, Content from UNESCO, Research Papers, Indian National Bibliography, Reports & Proceedings, Union Catalogues and Other Catalogues. 

It also has 12 categories of created content, namely, Stories, Snippets, Photo Essays, Forts of India, Textiles and Fabrics of India, Historical Cities of India, Musical Instruments of India, Food and Culture, Virtual Walkthroughs, Freedom Archives – Unsung Heroes, Ajanta Caves and The North- East Archive.

The portal is currently available in English and Hindi. 

How to access the digtial resources

The web portal can be accessed at https://indianculture.gov.in

The portal can be accessed through an App called Indian Culture, available on both Android phones and iPhone.

The portal is available through the Umang App.

Resources

Source: Indian Culture Portal



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