The Parampara project is an attempt to provide a platform to showcase the efforts towards conservation of India's Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). It is also a step towards exploring the ICH in the context of its linkage with environmental sustainability . It was conceptualised with the objective of creating a national networking centre/clearing house which will help to synergize efforts and initiatives made by different agencies with analogous activities elsewhere, through exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices and for making available a database based on new/past/conserved living traditions.

Living Traditions of India Chhau Dance Basohli Painting ChikanKari Embroidery Madhubani Paintings National Folklore Support Centre Jagrana Chapda Chatni


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What is ICH?
Cultural heritage does not end at monuments and collections of objects. It also includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants.

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This website is a rapid assessment from a time bound process of information gathering. The website is not exhaustive. It is only a first list which is subject to verification and modification in future. The information on this website has been collated primarily from secondary sources such as books, websites, journal articles etc. with due acknowledgement as well through primary sources such as interviewing concerned person. The information collected is not verified. Some of the information on this website may contain live references (or pointers) to information created and maintained by other organizations. CEE does not have control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of these materials.