Lang’s biting sarcasm against the actions of the Company found its way into fiction, and was the reason why he was ignored or slandered by the white press. As the author says, ‘On one hand, Lang is bitterly critical of the British administration in India. On the other hand, he paints India as an esoteric land full of vaults and mesmerisers.’ Continue reading “Stories forgotten or lying in cold//Find their own time to be told”: The forgotten story of John Lang told by Amit Ranjan
Missionary men inspired other men across space and time to eschew women, marriage, and home in order to actualize a new masculine self by becoming a Jesuit.Those who joined the Jesuits wanted to be with and be like other men already in the order. Continue reading Evangelization in colonial Latin America
The thaals are entirely and painstakingly handmade. Most commonly embossed images are the nine avatars of Vishnu, Ashtalakshmi the various forms of Maa Durga, Radha-Krishna and Shri Ganesh. The brass-made traditional ritual plate of Chamba in Himachal Pradesh is the Exhibit at Veethi Sankul of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya of Bhopal. Continue reading Thal of Chamba: A piece of Gaddi heritage
Her real name was Mehr-un-Nisaa, and she was born in Kandahar, Afghanishtan, into a noble family from Persia, her grandfather serving the Shah Tahmasp I. Continue reading The Mughal Ladies influencing architecture: Nurjahan Begam
It is usually said that the first monument built under the supervision of any Mughal lady in India was the Humayun’s tomb in Delhi built by one of the Humayun’s widows named Haji Begam, during the reign of Emperor Akbar. Continue reading The Mughal Ladies influencing architecture: Haji Begum
It had features both equine and bovine, with one horn only.The extensive array of research on Mohenjo Daro and its structures all point to the fact that it was a very well-planned city.
For someone who is interested in digging up the lesser known pearls of Indian history is interested in oral history or is passionate about environment and conservation, the smart and slim volume is worth reading up.
From redefining and shaping the scope for alternative learning, platforms for voicing oneself, enhancing of social relations, community building… for all the good that it does, social media also comes with its flip side- exposure to inappropriate content that is damaging to the development and growth of young minds, toxic cultures that have a negative psychological impact and vulnerability to online predators. Continue reading Rape culture in schools: The infamous Bois Locker Room case
‘Panchala’ is very well known to us because of the Mahabharata. This kingdom was mentioned as the home of the great Pandava Queen Draupadi in Mahabharata and as one of the 16 Mahajanapada in Buddhist literature. Coins used to be a striking feature of their rule. Continue reading Panchala coins: A lost piece of Indian heritage