The broad aim of the article is to look into the history and culture of the Rāḍh region (south-western parts of Bengal, geographically marked owing to its rugged terrain and ferruginous soil) in the early medieval period through an investigation of the material culture.
While the town of…
Bankura is considered as a land of temples, the most famous ones being the terracotta temples of Bishnupur, belonging to the medieval period patronised by the Malla rulers. This article will focus on a much less studied period in the history of the Rāḍh region in the south-western part of present…
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Bishnupur, a municipal town in the modern day Bankura district in West Bengal, was a centre of music, art, and architecture for hundreds of years. Among other things, the town is well-known for its terracotta temples, extensively embellished with carved and moulded terracotta…
Ayeeta Biswas Paul
Legend has it that in the year 102 of the Malla Era or 695 CE, a lady died while giving birth to a son in a forest at Laugram, six miles from Kotulpur, in modern Bankura district. Her husband was a Rajput (from Sanskrit ‘raja-putra’) or a prince from northern India, and they were both travelling to…
Chatterjee, K., 2009. Cultural flows and cosmopolitanism in Mughal India The Bishnupur Kingdom. Indian Economic & Social History Review, 46(2), pp.147-182.
Chatterjee, S. 2016. Bishnupur Terracotta Temples and the Representation of Elephants as Panel Work: An Evaluation.
Das, C. Nilanjana…
As the cycle-rickshaw driver pedalled his way through the dusty red soil of Bishnupur, he suddenly stopped at a saree shop, claiming it to be the museum. I was disappointed. I exclaimed that I had asked him to go to the museum, not to a saree shop! A few local people came to my rescue…