Krishna Deva Raya: The real temple builder of South India

Also known as Abhinava Bhoja, Andhra Pitamah, and Andhra Bhoja, Krishna Deva Raya was a great patron of art and literature. He had an imposing personality accompanied by high intellectual qualities. He ascended the throne in 1509 CE and is often regarded as the real temple builder of South India. Continue reading Krishna Deva Raya: The real temple builder of South India

Rivers, Tales and Tunes : Celebrating the onset of World Heritage Week

Every year, November 19-25 marks World Heritage Week. It is celebrated all around the world, and Kolkata is no exception. This time Delhi Art Gallery or DAG Museums has partnered with organisations in and around Kolkata, with the hope of travelling to various sites that help reconnect Bengal Art to diverse notions of our heritage. Continue reading Rivers, Tales and Tunes : Celebrating the onset of World Heritage Week

“Stories forgotten or lying in cold//Find their own time to be told”: The forgotten story of John Lang told by Amit Ranjan

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