Cultural heritage

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Madhulika Srivatsa
She is also a research scholar and runs a dance institute called Trishna. She currently serves as the Head of the Dance Department at Telugu University. Following is an edited interview with Dr Alekhya Punjala on the learning and teaching process of Kuchipudi. The interview was conducted…
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Shyam Saran
The spiritual journey I wish to consider here is, in fact, a story of several journeys, spanning a vast historical time. It is the story of an ancient sage, Bodhidharma, who travelled across the seas from his native Kanchipuram in the sixth century to China, preaching the word of Lord Buddha, like…
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Ankush Bhuyan
Jyotiprasad Agarwala was born in 1903 to Kironmoyee and Paramananda Agarwala in Tamulbari, Assam. This was a time when momentous developments were taking place throughout the sociopolitical landscape of India. The freedom struggle against the British control of India was growing in strength.…
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Dr Radha Das
Jyotiprasad Agarwala was born in 1903 to Kironmoyee and Paramananda Agarwala in Tamulbari, Assam. This was a time when momentous developments were taking place throughout the sociopolitical landscape of India. The freedom struggle against the British control of India was growing in strength.…
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Gaurav Rajkhowa
Introduction Poet, playwright, music composer and political activist, Jyotiprasad Agarwala (1903–51) is widely regarded as one of the brightest lights in the firmament of Assamese cultural nationalism. He left behind a corpus of over 300 songs set to self-composed melodies, popularly referred to as…
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Aparna Sharma
Introduction and Concerns Few cinemas in the world can claim that the first film in their history focused on a woman protagonist, depicted in politically assertive terms. Assamese cinema commands this distinction. The film in question is a freedom fighter and cultural pioneer Jyotiprasad Agarwala’s…
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Anirban Kapil Baishya
The name of Jyotiprasad Agarwala is intrinsically linked to the artistic milieu of modern Assam. An accomplished author, playwright, essayist and musician, Agarwala was the archetypal Renaissance man of twentieth-century Assam. Despite his many talents, it is perhaps for his cinematic achievements…
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Ruchira Ghose
India boasts the richest handmade textile traditions in the world. In material, as in technique, no other country possesses such incredible range and variety. In its holdings of textile heritage it is unsurpassed, and so too in current knowledge and practice. Numerous textile techniques abound with…
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Ruchira Ghose
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Arunopol Seal
Since my childhood I have come to associate the word brewing with an image of a serving tray with a steaming pot of ‘Darjeeling tea’ in white bone china cups. It was not until my early adulthood that I learnt to associate the word brewing with alcohol—brewing as a sophisticated process of cooking,…
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