SAHMAT has endeavoured to highlight the best of India’s classical tradition and its modern art forms. The sources of these forms lie in the evolving synthesis of various streams and in the folk culture and wisdom carried down and enriched over generations. The hundreds of artists who have come together under the banner of ARTISTS AGAINST COMMUNALISM have carried on a sustained campaign against any attempt to proscribe creativity and impose on people a conformism of beliefs and practices which is alien to the pluralist and secular culture of this country. It is their firm conviction that all creative and intellectual endeavour in India has been exemplary in upholding values of secularism and cultural pluralism.
SAHMAT has promoted the secular and pluralist culture and traditions of the sub-continent through converts, seminars, workshops, and exhibitions in different parts of the country, and has mounted several protest actions in support of freedom of expression.
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