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An authority on architecture, Jain art and literature, and music, MA Dhaky speaks of his intellectual influences, resonances between disciplines, and the story of his encyclopedic projects.
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Dr Ismail Mohammed Khatri demonstrates stages of block printing and dyeing, Jasleen Dhamija and Lotika Varadarajan recall initiatives to revive dyeing (1950s) and expand markets (1980s), trace Vedic, Sufi and Chinese influences, and discuss contemporary production and design.
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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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A tour of the Taj Mahal complex from the Taj Ganj markets to the Mahtab Bagh across the river, showing how it develops elements of earlier Mughal architecture, the spiritual resonances, and how 17th-century visitors experienced it.
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By Catherine B. Asher
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Exactly a month after the release of his biography, Voice of a Generation, the doyen of Carnatic music, R.K. Srikantan passed away at the age of 94.
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Vedic Roots:Though Ayurveda is widely known as one of the indigenous forms of medicine in India, its literal meaning is “knowledge of life” or “knowledge of what promotes and what does not promote life”.
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By M.S. Valiathan
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While there is some confusion about the year of his birth, the year he joined art school and other biographical details, from most reliable accounts Jamini Roy was born sometime in mid-April, 1887
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By Ella Datta
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1930 के आस-पास भारत का स्वाधीनता आंदोलन नए तेवर के साथ संगठित हुआ। 1927-28 में साइमन कमीशन के विरोध से जो देशव्यापी लहर पैदा हुई उसका एक पड़ाव 1931 में भगत सिंह, राजगुरु और सुखदेव की फांसी को माना जा सकता है।
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Rituparno Ghosh`s emergence in the early 1990s on the map of Bengali cinema nearly coincided with a historical event-the demise of maestro Satyajit Ray.
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By Sumit Dey
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The divine is invoked everywhere in India, even on the ground through drawing or painting with rice paste or vegetable and mineral based coloured powder.
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By Chantal Jumel
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It is no coincidence that Salman Rushdie who remains the poster child of the censorship debate in India begins his celebrated Midnight's Children with the twin image of the birth of a child and that of a nation.
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By Lawrence Liang
We seek funding and donations from philanthropic institutions and individuals with a passion for the culture and heritage of South Asia. The break-up of our funding requirements includes
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