Key Documents

Key documents on the country's cultural policy, as identified by the profile author, will be listed here.


Government Reports:

Department of Education: The Annual Report 1992-93.

Department of Education: The Annual Report 1995-96. Government of India, Fifth Five Year Plan, Chairman: Indira Gandhi, Planning Commission of India, 1976

Government of India: Approach Paper on the National Policy On Culture & Observation, Comments, Recommendations Thereon, 1992

Ministry of Education and Social Welfare: Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) Standing Committee Proceedings June 1973, New Delhi: 1973.

Ministry of Education: Report of the Education Commission 1964-66 Delhi: 1966.

Ministry of Education: Report of the University Education Commission (December 1948 – August 1949), Vol. I, 1950. Reprint, 1962.

Ministry of Education and Social Welfare: Review Committee on National Akademis and Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India, New Delhi, 1972 (Chairman G.D. Khosla)

Ministry Of External Affairs: Standing Committee on External Affairs, 2002. Thirteenth Lok Sabha): Ninth Report, Demands for Grants (2002-2003).

Ministry of Human Resource Development: Programme of Action: National Policy on Education 1986: 1986

Ministry of Human Resource Development: Report of the High-Powered Committee to review the performance of the National Akademies and the National School of Drama, Department of Culture, New Delhi, July 1990. (Haksar Committee Report)

Planning Commission of India: First Five Year Plan, Chairman: Jawaharlal Nehru, 1952

Planning Commission of India: Second Five Year Plan, Chairman: Jawaharlal Nehru, 1956

Planning Commission of India: Third Five Year Plan, Chairman: Jawaharlal Nehru: 1961

Planning Commission of India: Fourth Five Year Plan, Chairman: Indira Gandhi, 1970

Planning Commission of India: Sixth Five Year Plan. Deputy Chairman: Narayan Dutt Tiwari: 1981

Planning Commission of India: Seventh Five Year Plan. Chairman: Rajeev Gandhi: 1985

Planning Commission of India: Report of the Working Group of the Planning Commission on Art and Culture for the Ninth Five-Year Plan 1997-2000. New Delhi: Department of Culture, May 1996.

Prime Minister's Council on Trade And Industry: Special Subject Group On Policy Framework For Private Investment In Education, Health And Rural Development: Mukesh Ambani (Convenor), Kumarmangalam Birla (Member), April 2000

Sangeet Natak Akademi Report 1953-58, New Delhi.

Sangeet Natak Akademi Report, 1958-59, New Delhi.


Anheier, Helmut and Yudhishtir Raj Isar, ed. Cultures and Globalisation Series 5: The Cultural Economy (Sage Publications, 2006)

Appadurai, Arjun 1997 Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalisation. Oxford University Press, Delhi.

Bagchi, Amiya Kumar, Underdevelopment, Cambridge, CUP, 1982.

Bandyopadhyay, Sibaji, ‘East’ Meeting ‘West’, Calcutta: Jadavpur University, 1994.

Bhargava, Rajeev, ‘The Majority–Minority Syndrome and Muslim Personal Law in India’(in Michel Seymour, ed., The Fate of the Nation-State, Montreal/Ithaca: McGill/Queen’s University Press, 2004)

Brown, Michael F., ‘Heritage Trouble: Recent Work on the Protection of Intangible Cultural Property’, International Journal of Cultural Property, v 12, pg 40–61, 2005

Chakravarti, Uma, ‘Whatever Happened to the Vedic Dasi? Orientalism, Nationalism and a Script for the Past’, in Kumkum Sangari and Sudesh Vaid (ed.) Recasting Women: Essays in Colonial History, New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1989.

Chakravarty, Sukhamoy, Development Planning: The Indian Experience, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987.

Chandra, Bipan, Nationalism and Colonialism in Modern India, Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 1979.

Chatterjee, Partha 1993 The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Post-colonial Histories. Oxford University Press, Delhi.

Chatterjee, Partha, ‘The ‘Colonial State’ and ‘The National State’, in The Nation and its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories, New Delhi: OUP, 1994.

Coomaraswamy, Ananda K 1994 Art and Swadeshi. Munshiram Manoharlal, New Delhi.

Deshpande, Satish, ‘Current Impasse in Language of Rights: Questions of Context’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 33, No. 5 (Jan. 31 - Feb. 6, 1998), pp. PE11-PE15

Dhareshwar, Vivek 1995 Our Time: History, Sovereignty and Politics. Economic and Political Weekly, 30.6

Erdman, Joan L. (ed.) Arts Patronage in India: Methods, Motives and Markets, Delhi: Manohar, 1992.

Gandhi, Leela, ‘Arts & Culture: From Heritage to Folklore’, in The Ford Foundation 1952-2002: Celebratign 50 Years of Partnership, New Delhi: The Ford Foundation, 2002.

Guha-Thakurta, Tapati, 1992, The Making of a New ‘Indian’ Art: Artists, Aesthetics and Nationalism in Bengal, c. 1850-1920. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Habib, Irfan, Essays in Indian History, New Delhi: Tulika, 1995.

Hidayatullah, M., Constitutional Law of India Vol I, New Delhi: Bar Council of India Trust, 1984

HIVOS, ‘Culture and Development: HIVOS’s Cultural Policy’: 1995

Indian Centre for Philanthropy, Directory of Indian Donor Organisations, New Delhi: ICP, 1999.

Indiresan, P.V., ‘W(h)ither IITs?’, Seminar # 494, Unviable Universities, A Symposium on the Crisis in Higher Education, October 2000

Kapur, Geeta, When Was Modernism: Essays on Contemporary Cultural Practice in India, New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2000.

Kearns, Paul, The Legal Concept of Art, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 1998.

Manuel, Peter 1993 Cassette Culture: Popular Music and Technology in North India. University of Chicago Press, Chicago

Menon, Nivedita ed. 1999 Gender and Politics in India. Oxford University Press, Delhi.

Mukherjee, D P 1948 Modern Indian Culture, Second edition. Rawat Publications, Jaipur. [Reprinted as Sociology of Indian Culture in 1979]

Nehru, Jawaharlal, The Discovery of India, 1946. London: Meridian Books, 1960

Radhakrishnan, S., Our Heritage, New Delhi: Hind Pocket Books, 1973.

Ramanujan, A K 1999 The Collected Essays of A.K. Ramanujan. Oxford University Press, Delhi.

Reddy, Sita, ‘Making Heritage Legible: Who Owns Traditional Medical Knowledge?’, International Journal of Cultural Property v 13, 2006, pg 161–188.

Robinson, Andrew, Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye, London: Deutsch, 1989.

Saberwal, Satish (ed.), Towards a Cultural Policy, Shimla/New Delhi, Indian Institute of Advanced Study/Vikas Publishers, 1975.

Singer, Milton 1972 When a Great Tradition Modernizes: An Anthropological Approach to Indian Civilization. Praeger Publishers, New York.

Singh, B.P., India’s Culture: The State, the Arts and Beyond, New Delhi, OUP, 1999.

Singh, K. Suresh, ‘A Perspective on the ASI’, Seminar #495, Situating Sociology, A Symposium On Knowledge, Institutions And Practices In A Discipline, November 2000

Siva Kumar, R., Santiniketan: The Making of a Contextual Modernism, New Delhi: National Gallery of Modern Art, 1997.

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty 1988, In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics. Routledge, New York.

Srinivas, M N 1966 Social Change in Modern India. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Subramanyam, Lakshmi, ‘Culture and Consumption: Classical Music in Contemporary India and the Diaspora’, Transforming Cultures ejournal, Vol. 3 no 1, February 2008

Thapan, Meenakshi 1997 Embodiment: Essays on Gender and Identity. Oxford University Press, Delhi.

Thapar, Rishi, ‘Contemporary Concerns Study: Non-profit Organisations in the Arts’, Indian Institute of Management Case Study, 1999.

Thapar, Romila 2000 History and Beyond. Oxford University Press, Delhi.

Vaidyanathan, T G and Kripal, Jeffrey J eds. 1999 Vishnu on Freud’s Desk: A Reader in Psychoanalysis and Hinduism. Oxford University Press, Delhi.

Vasudevan, Ravi ed. 2000 Making Meaning in Indian Cinema. Oxford University Press, Delhi.

Vatsyayan, Kapila Malik, Some Aspects of Cultural Policies in India, Paris: Unesco, 1972.