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V. Raghavan’s tribute to a member of the trinity who crystallized the Carnatic music tradition, his life, times and travels, intellectual and literary complexity, mastery of ragas, his family and his legacy. From the NCPA Quarterly archives.
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An introduction to Tiatr, the Konkani musical theatre, by the late Pramod Kale. The form's history is traced by A.R. Fernandes, Kyoko Matsukawa describes tiatr’s Bombay love affair, Rowena Robinson discusses the representation of women, while Daniel F. de Souza, focuses on the tiatrists themselves.
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Archaeological finds at Pattanam, a site along the Kerala coast, speak of 3000 years of history and global trade networks. Romila Thapar, P.J. Cherian, Jaya Menon and Venu Vasudevan discuss material culture, urbanization and the challenge of exhibiting archaeology; a film by KCHR explains excavation methods.
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To gain comprehensive understanding of the art of Ajrakh, I held lengthy discussions with Khalid Ameen Khatri and Ameen Ibrahim Khatri from Ajrakhpur in Kutch, Gujarat, as well as Pukhraj Kastur Chand Khatri.
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For the artiste’s centenary, Kalamandalam Gopi and other dancers reflect on what made him unique, V. Kaladharan gives an overview of the sublime performances that transformed the experience of Kathakali, followed by links to videos and a translation from his memoirs.
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'Museum collections make connections', to reflect on this theme of International Museum Day (May 18), 2014, we speak to journalist A. Srivathsan, art historian Naman Ahuja, curator/artist Harsha Vinay and bring you a landmark article by cultural historian Tapati Guha-Thakurta.
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An exposition of how the Taj re-creates Central Asian, Iranian and Indian traditions, integrates geometrical planning and harmonic proportions with sensuous surfaces, and the otherworldly with the mundane.
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By Dr.Yashaswini Chandra
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मुक्तिबोध हिंदी कविता के प्रगतिशील व नई कविता आंदोलन से जुड़े कवि, आलोचक हैं. 13 नवंबर, 1917 को मध्‍यप्रदेश में जन्‍मे मुक्तिबोध 20वीं शताब्‍दी के सबसे सशक्‍त कवि, आलोचक माने जाते हैं.
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'To put it simply, since childhood, it has been my privilege to meet with creative minds who have been variously categorized as scientists, seers, philosophers, poets..': Dr Kapila Vatsyayan talks about how Science and Culture are ‘the two birds on the same branch’
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Eid ul Fitr, the primary festival of Muslims worldwide, should not be seen disconnected from the fasting month of Ramzan (or Ramadan) which precedes it. Ramzan is the ninth month of the Islamic or Hijri calendar.
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By Yousuf Saeed
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I remember in the late 1980s when Francis Zimmerman, the famous French anthropologist, was staying with us in Kottayam, I had told him that if he wanted to meet UR Ananthamurthy
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By AK Ramakrishnan

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