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2023, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A

Unveiling the cultural tapestry of Rajasthan: History, folklore, and preservation


Author(s): Sadhana Singh

Abstract:
This paper delves into the rich and diverse cultural tapestry of Rajasthan, India, known as the 'Land of Kings.' It explores the multifaceted culture and folklore of Rajasthan, drawing insights from prominent scholars and works. Rajasthan's culture is a testament to the amalgamation of various ethnic groups, historical influences, and geographical conditions.
The historical and geographical foundations of Rajasthan's culture are examined, highlighting the impact of Rajput rulers, the Mughal and Maratha empires, and the region's unique adaptation to its arid environment. The paper also explores the vibrant festivals, miniature paintings, puppetry, and Rajputi paintings that are integral to Rajasthan's cultural identity.
Folklore and legends play a crucial role in Rajasthan's cultural landscape, from heroic ballads to moral-rich folktales. These narratives reflect the historical and social aspects of the region, contributing to its cultural identity.
The paper also discusses the challenges faced by Rajasthan's traditional cultural expressions in the digital age and the importance of preserving and revitalizing this heritage. Initiatives like the Heritage Conservation and Development Board of Rajasthan aim to safeguard and promote the state's cultural treasures.
In conclusion, Rajasthan's culture is a blend of history, art, folklore, and traditions that continue to shape the region's identity. It is imperative to ensure the preservation and revitalization of this cultural heritage for future generations. With the collective efforts of scholars, government initiatives, and enthusiastic volunteers, Rajasthan's rich culture can thrive in the 21st century and beyond.


DOI: 10.22271/27069109.2023.v5.i2a.228

Pages: 53-56 | Views: 923 | Downloads: 579

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Sadhana Singh. Unveiling the cultural tapestry of Rajasthan: History, folklore, and preservation. Int J Hist 2023;5(2):53-56. DOI: 10.22271/27069109.2023.v5.i2a.228
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