“Bharat: The Mother of Democracy” Portal

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On the eve of the G20 leadership summit, the Ministry of Culture launched a portal of the mega exhibition—‘Bharat: The Mother of Democracy’.

About “Bharat: The Mother of Democracy” Portal:

  • The portal showcases the content on the history of democracy in India, showcasing 7,000 years of democratic ethos starting from the Sindhu-Saraswati civilisation to 2019.
  • It is available in 16 languages, including German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, and Russian besides English and Hindi.
  • The portal is divided into five sections and 22 sub-sections starting from Sindhu-Saraswati Civilisation (6000-2000BCE), Mahajanapada and Gantantra (7-8 BCE), Vijaynagar Empire (14-16 century), and Mughal emperor Akbar reign (1556-1605) to Constitution of India (1947) and Elections in Modern India (1952 onwards). 
  • Each section has a brief with images.    
  • The visitors can also download a brochure in the language of their choice.
  • The catalogue also has the message of the Indian Prime Minister.
  • The website-- www.motherofdemocracyg20.com-- is curated by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA).


Q1) What is the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)?

The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) is an Autonomous Trust set up by the Government of India under the Ministry of Culture. IGNCA is visualised as a centre that encompasses the study and experience of all the arts-each form within its own integrity, yet within a dimension of mutual interdependence, interrelated with nature, social structure and cosmology.

Source: 'Bharat: Mother of Democracy' portal launched at G20 exhibition