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Bharat Bhawan

Bharat Bhawan literally means 'Abode or Home of India', situated atop Shyamla Hills, at a distance of 3kms from the city center, on the banks of upper lake is a multi art center set up to create an interactive proximity between the verbal, visual and performing arts. This unique national institutes in India was inaugurated on 13th February 1982 by Shrimati Indira Gandhi the then Prime Minister of India. Designed by the renowned Goan architect Charles Correa, Bharat Bhawan is regarded as one of the most important centers for the preservation of traditional folk art. The center houses a museum of the arts , an art gallery, a workshop for fine arts, a repertory theatre, indoor and outdoor auditoria, rehearsal room, and libraries of Indian poetry, classical and folk music, which highlights and presents the works of different artists.

The different wings of Bharat Bhawan are Roopankar - museum of fine arts; Rangmandal - a repertory; Vagarth - center of Indian poetry; Anahad - library of classical and folk music; Chhavi - center of classical cinema and Nirala Srijanpeeth.

Roopankar- Bharat Bhawan Roopankar Museum of Fine arts is the only museum of its kind in India which houses contemporary folk and tribal art together with urban art. Roopankar Museum has three galleries namely the Tribal art gallery, Modern art gallery and Rangdarshni gallery and about 6,000 tribal and folk art objects and nearly 2,500 urban art works are exhibited here. Roopankar Museum also consists of a ceramic workshop, litho workshop and facilities for stone craft and metal casting.

Rangmandal - This center for theatre and sustained theatre movements consists of 2 theatres; Antrang - the indoor theatre and Bahirang - the outdoor theatre. Numerous plays and stage shows are held here. Rangmandal also has an impressive theatre library and data bank.

Vagartha - A centre of Indian poetry, which provides an excellent platform to the writers for interaction through lecture, recitation, translation and publication. Vagartha house a library with a rich collection of more than 13000 books in different languages.

Anahad - The center for Indian classical, tribal and folk music, Anahad organises several series of classical and folk music and dance concerts. Anahad possesses an archival collection of two thousand hours of audio and video recordings, books on music and dance and over a hundred long playing records of foreign music to aid reference and research.

Chhavi- This centre for classic cinema, organizes the screenings of the classical films from all over the world.

Nirala Srijanpeeth - The center for creative writing, organized several literary events.

Contact Address:
Bharat Bhavan
J. Swaminathan Marg, Shamla Hills (Near Upper Lake) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
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  By :  dhirendranath roy  smiley
  Sep 27, 2012 11:03:24 AM | bhopal Reply to this Comment/ Review
I shall be highly obliged if you can mail me programmes of Bharat Bhawan. Thanks.