An interview with Pir Md. Kawwal of Fatehpur SikriIn one corner at the Darwaaza to Salim Chistis’ Dargah, I found an old man sitting with his harmonium and singing. Singing beautifully. You could list..
Vaghri - The search for an identity by Natasha C Acharya (copyright@natashacacharya2016)Different Names and Origin StoriesVaghri is the term used to identify wandering
tribes originating from Gujarat...
Barnalee Sarkar has been practicing and studying Indian classical dances for over 30 years. Formerly a student of Nrityagram founded by the late Pratima Gauri, who has been an enduring influence in he..
The Temples of KiraduAbout 43 kilometers west of Barmer in Rajasthan lie the ruins of five temples in a picturesque amphitheatre of hills. These temples date back to circa 1000 A.D. and later. Though ..
In the 18th century the art of miniature painting had become quite popular in the Rajput states. Ateliers were maintained not only at the courts of the Rajput rulers, but artists were also in the empl..
(Please note this blog article has been edited from Vimla Patil’s article “The Origin of the Saree”, July 2012 and will be published as a series)The saree is one of the world’s oldest and perhaps the ..
For the love of Handicrafts - Natsy by DesignArticle by Sharanya Iyer – Published in iuemag.com – Jan 2016http://www.iuemag.com/january2016/su/for-the-love-of-handicrafts.phpNatasha Chanda Acharya, st..
In Japan, the earliest known example of cloth dyed with a shibori technique dates from the 8th century. It is among the goods donated by the Emperor Shōmu to the Tōdai-ji in Nara. Until the 20th centu..
(Please note this blog article has been edited from Vimla Patil’s article “The Origin of the Saree”, July 2012 and is being published as a series. Part 2 follows the blossoming of the textile industry..
Copper, one of the earliest elements known to man, was said to be discovered in Iraq about 9,000 B.C. The word copper originated from the Latin language (Cuprus).The making of copper and brass vessels..
(Please note this blog article has been edited from Vimla Patil's article "The Origin of the Saree", July 2012 and is being published as a series. Part 3 concludes the series with an appraisal of the ..
Towards the latter part of the Vedic Age, the kingdom of Videha emerged as the new center of Vedic culture. King Janaka is attributed to be the ruler under whom Videha rose to its prominence. This pro..