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What do you understand by intangible cultural heritage? Why is it important to protect intangible heritage of India? What are the various measures aimed at protecting and preserving intangible cultural heritage of India?

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

2. What do you understand by intangible cultural heritage? Why is it important to protect intangible heritage of India? What are the various measures aimed at protecting and preserving intangible cultural heritage of India?  (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2024 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the need for protecting intangible heritage of India.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by writing about the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage.

Body:

In the first part, write the items in the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage and the region they belong to.

Next, write need for protecting intangible heritage of India – cultural heritage, source of livelihood, dying arts. Celebrating diversity etc.

Next, write about the steps that have been take to protect intangible heritage of India.

Conclusion:

Conclude by stating the importance of intangible heritage of India.