From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : KHON Ramlila
Mains level : India- Thailand cultural relations
- The Culture Department of Uttar Pradesh government is going to organise the country’s first training and performance programme of world famous KHON (खोन) Ramlila.
- KHON Ramlila of Thailand is included in the list of UNESCO’s Intangible cultural heritage and it’s a form of masked dance depicting the scenes of Ramlila.
- It has no dialogues and background voices narrate the whole story of Ramayana.
- KHON Ramlila’s performance is also a visual delight famous for its beautiful attire and golden masks.