University of Mumbai
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Typology Post Graduate Diploma
Location Mumbai
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Mumbai


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Registrar University of Mumbai M.G. Road Fort, 400032, Maharashtra, India
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Registrar University of Mumbai M.G. Road Fort, 400032, Maharashtra, India
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The University of Mumbai offers Diploma in performing folk arts to its students.
The core of Indian culture having a tradition of thousands of years was originally Folk Culture in which rites, actions and plays relating to the power that underlines the governance of the Universe, holds a place of extraordinary importance. these ritualistic commandements took the form of Performing Arts with the changing times. Religions, sects, customs traditions and faith exert a tremendous influence on the mass mind. Folk-Lore and Performing Folk Arts are woven around spiritualism, social awakening and entertainment.

Till date, no scientific study of Indian Folk Lierature and Performing Folk Arts has been undertakin and whatever efforts made, just stopped at the level of collection, collation and presentation without studying the basic spirit of Performing Folk Arts. A lot of creativity is possible through natural instincts in Folk-Arts which also leads to personality developments. Recently Indian Folk Art has been getting professionalized at the national as well as internationl level. It also greatly influences theatre, films and all other art forms which skillfully utilizes various forms of Folk Arts.

In modern times, the study of music, dance and dramatics has become essential so is the case with the Performing Folk Arts which is increasingly findings its way in commercial arena. The Folk Art gets carried from one generation to the other through an informal system of education- Gurukul. But now its formal and scientific study has become imperative and hence an effort is being made to introduce a formal course in Performing Folk Art at the University level.

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