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Ashna Patel
In this interview, he provides a personal account of Uttarayan. He discusses what the festival means to a resident of Ahmedabad, the kite-flying hub of Gujarat, and how it has evolved over the years. Following is an edited transcript of the interview conducted with Ashna Patel on September 26, 2018…
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Ashna Patel
In this interview, Dr Desai shares her views on the impacts of Uttarayan on the traditional built environment in the old city of Ahmedabad.  Following is an edited transcript of the interview conducted with Ashna Patel at the university campus on January 30, 2019 Ashna Patel: Uttarayan is a…
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Ashna Patel
According to the Hindu calendar, Makar Sankranti marks the sun’s transition from the tropic of cancer to the tropic of capricorn (makara). It signifies the onset of the harvest season, an auspicious time of the year throughout India.[1] In Gujarat, it is celebrated as Uttarayan, also known as the ‘…
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Ashna Patel
The festival of Makar Sankranti represents the onset of the harvest season in most parts of India and, as a result, is one of the most universally celebrated festivals of the country. In Gujarat, it is traditionally known as Uttarayan—a two-day festival with kite flying as the core part of its…
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Shruti Chakraborty
There are more than a thousand museums peppered across India, but you have to start somewhere, right? Here are some options for you and your children this summer to escape the blistering sun (or embrace it), and learn something as well. (Photo Source: MuseumsofIndia.org)   Trying to keep kids…
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Debdutta Sanyal
Chattopadhyay, Rupendra Kumar. 2010. Bankura: A Study of Its Archaeological Sources. Kolkata: Platinum Publishers.   Dasgupta, Chittaranjan. 2016. Paschimbanger Murtishilpa o Sanskriti. Bishnupur: Arati Printers.   Davis, Richard H. 1997. Lives of Indian Images. Delhi: Motilal Banarasidass.   Guha…
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