India is a country of subcontinental
dimensions. It is an ancient civilisation
and an inheritor to a rich and diverse cultural
tradition. The Fairs and Festivals celebrated
across the length and breadth of the land
present a fascinating pageant and showcase
the resplendence of its arts and crafts tradition.
Some festivals are of religious nature, others
are linked with the lives of the people, change
of seasons and harvesting. There are fairs
which in past played an important role in
the commercial life of the people and continue
to be celebrated with great gusto.