Using marbles, red and yellow sandstones, they introduced the art of adding colour to the buildings. Continue reading Do you know the architecture and art introduced by the Delhi Sultans in 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
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
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
History needs to be rewritten with emphasis on all sections of society and Ganikas are intrinsic to the evolution of Indian society from ancient to modern times. Continue reading Ganikas: The silent voices of history
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.
People honour his lessons via a variety of activities aimed at safeguarding our environment, the town, and, ultimately, the nation.
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.
‘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
The Ahom culture of Assam – their dresses, dance forms and handicrafts are famous all over the world for their spontaneity and hues. Looking deeper into the sources helping us in constructing their history can make us fall in love with this colourful culture even more! Continue reading Sources on Ahom History: The culture sparks
Many mosques were built by Mughal women in the then Shahjahanabad. But, Masjid Mubarak Begum is the only mosque which was built by a courtesan and who was the wife of a British resident. This mosque was built around the year 1822-23. Continue reading The story of ‘Masjid Mubarak Begum’
The recent fiasco around the partial demolition of the National Museum, Delhi, have triggered the question of museums to be relevant in present times. Continue reading Giving life to museums: Bridging the gap, post pandemic