“Project Mausam”: Culture Ministry initiative to explore multi-faceted Indian Ocean

India’s Union Ministry of Culture launched “Project Mausam” at the 38th summit of the World Heritage Committee in Doha, Qatar. The Project aims to explore the multi-faceted Indian Ocean region and collaborate archaeological and historical research in order to document the diversity of cultural, commercial and religious interactions in the Indian Ocean.

Several countries including China, UAE, Qatar, Iran, Myanmar, and Vietnam have also shown keen interest in this project.

New Delhi will host first international conference on “Project Mausam” in February 2015 with national and international research partners and collaborators. The theme of the conference will be “Great Centres of Learning: Knowledge Societies and the Making of the Indian Ocean region”.

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