UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List - 2018
1. Koodiyattam, Sanskrit Theatre, Kerala
2. Mudiyett: a ritual theatre of Kerala
3. The Tradition of Vedic Chanting
4. Ramlila – the Traditional Performance of the Ramayana
5. Ramman: religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas
6. Kalbelia: folk songs and dances of Rajasthan
7. Chhau dance: a tradition from eastern India
8. Nauroz : Parsi new year.
9. Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India
10. Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of Manipur
11. Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab
13. Kumbh Mela
Yakshagana is a traditional theatre form that combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form. This theatre style is mainly found in Tulunadu and some parts of Malenadu regions of Karnataka and Kerala. Yakshagana is traditionally presented from dusk to dawn. Its stories are drawn from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata and other epics from both Hindu and Jain traditions.
Ankia Naat are a class of one act plays performed in Assam. The invention of the Ankia Naat is usually attributed to the medieval saint and social reformer Srimanta Sankardeva. These plays were written in an artificial Assamese-Maithili mixed language called Brajavali and are primarily centered on Krishna. A particular presentation of an Ankia Naat is called a Bhaona. The plays are usually combine live instruments and singers, dance and elaborate costumes in production.
This information was given by Minister of State (IC) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Lok Sabha on 5th March 2018.