Foreign Policy Watch- India-Central Asia

KHON Ramlila


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

  • 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.
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