The edict of the Emperor Ashoka (273 to 136 B.C) was found in Saurashtra and Sopara near Bombay. Satrya Kshatrapas under the Kushana emperor seemed to have ruled over Daman District during the first century, A.D. The Coins of Bhumaka and Nahapan, the kshaharata rulers were discovered in the surrounding areas of Surat District. Ushavadatta, son-in-law of Nahapan, is said to have provided ferries on rivers Dhanuha Dhamana, Parada and Tapi. Daman can boast of a rich and multi – faced cultural heritage. Dance and Music are very much part of the daily life of Damanite. Here is a true fusion of cultures – tribal, urban, European and Indian.This ornate amalgam is reflected in the traditional dances of Daman. Various Portuguese dances are well preserved and still widely presented.Tribal dances with caustic social comments are much in vogue.
Daman and Daman Administration website: http://www.daman.nic.in
Daman and Daman Recruitments Page: http://www.daman.nic.in/jobs-daman-diu.asp