IIT-Bombay develops Indian culture portal - info on textiles, heritage
IIT-Bombay has developed the ‘portal’ indianculture.gov.in which is a holistic source for a variety of resources related to the Indian history, heritage, and culture of the entire country.
Unlike other sites, the Indian Culture Portal is not just a repository of data but is interactive in terms of presenting curated information in the form of archival stories, art descriptions, video films, exclusive images and so much more. The focus on India’s culture ranging from philosophy to architecture and food makes this portal unique. There are various categories in which content is presented, including rare books, paintings, photo essays, original stories and snippets,
Archival documents, manuscripts and gazetteers among others. There are special sections on the cuisine of India, textiles, forts, and historic cities.
In a circular, CBSE has requested school heads to disseminate the above information amongst all the students, teachers, and other stakeholders so that they are able to use this portal and get acquainted with known and unknown facets of the culture of our country. The portal is also available on Android and IoS platforms.