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National Conference on Project Mausam

National Conference on Project Mausam- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 1: Indian History- Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

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National Conference on Project Mausam in News

  • Recently, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) organized a two-day National Conference on Project Mausam at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.



National Conference on Project Mausam 2022

  • About: National Conference on Project Mausam is being organized with the objective of promoting further research and broadening our understanding of this
  • Theme: National Conference on Project Mausam 2022 is being organized on the theme of “Jaladhipurayatra: Exploring Cross- Cultural Linkages along the Indian Ocean Rim Countries”.
  • Associated ministry: ministry of culture is organizing the National Conference on Project Mausam 2022
  • Participation: Over twenty scholars from different parts of India participated in the Academic Sessions of the Conference.
    • These include meteorologists, archaeologists, historians and internationally-renowned experts in the fields of climate change, underwater explorations and intangible cultural heritage.


Key Sessions in National Conference on Project Mausam

The Conference consists of a Plenary Session followed by six Academic Sessions, each  dealing with a particular aspect of India’s maritime interactions.

  • One session exclusively deals with issues relating to the World Heritage properties with special reference to-
    • Identification of historical sites and structures located in different countries of the Indian Ocean region and
    • Exemplifying inter-country relations, thus qualifying for trans-national nomination for UNESCO World Heritage certification.
  • This was followed by a unique session in which the representatives and ambassadors of the different Indian Ocean region countries discussed-
    • Different aspects of the region’s inter-country ties and
    • Trans- national nomination of important sites in the region for the World Heritage status.



Project ‘Mausam’

  • Background: Project Mausam’ was launched by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India at UNESCO’s 38th World Heritage Committee Meeting held at Doha, Qatar, in 2014.
    • Currently, the Project is being administered by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
  • About: Focusing on monsoon patterns, cultural routes and maritime landscapes, Project ‘Mausam’ is examining key processes and phenomena that link different parts of the Indian Ocean littoral as well as those that connect the coastal centres to their hinterlands.
  • Implementation: Project ‘Mausam’ is a Ministry of Culture project.
    • It is to be implemented by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi as the nodal coordinating agency with support of Archeological Survey of India and National Museum as associate bodies.

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