Culture of Kanpur
Kanpur in Initial Days
Post Independence ScenarioKanpur has been role to popular freedom fighters and poets of national and international repute who have spread the name of city far and wide. Bal Krishna Sharma also known by the name of Navin has been a popular poet from Kanpur and the local Naveen Market has been named after him.
Other popular poets from Kanpur who have played a key role in spreading the cultural movement of Kanpur far and wide include Gopal Das or Niraj and Shyamlal Gupta who is popularly known for composing the song ‘Vijayee Vishav Tiranga Payara.’
Major Fairs and Celebrations in Kanpur
Culture Promotion by Kanpur Film and Theatre SocietyA body formed to promote cultural heritage of the city, Kanpur Film and Theatre Society has played a key role in promoting cultural ethics of the region. The revival of Nautanki, a dying art form which owes its origin to Kanpur too has been revived by the Kanpur Film and Theatre Society.
The society has played a key role in popularizing cultural events as Ramlila which are dying a slow death. The society has revived this art form in the region and provides opportunities to local artists who have been associated with the same.
The Awadhi culture of the region is unique and people from various religious faiths, be they Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs or Christians live in close harmony the city. The city might have transformed from the sleepy village of Kanhiyapur to the industrial city of Kanpur but it has been able to maintain its cultural distinction and organizations as Kanpur Film and Theatre Society have been playing their part actively in promoting culture of the city.