Early Medieval

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  Political processes and the idea of kingship have always been central to the understanding of the culture and history of ancient and early medieval India and vice versa. Prof. Hermann Kulke has contributed significantly to this field of study through his work on the processual model of…
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  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…
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  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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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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The aim of this module is to look into the history of the Rāḍh region (south-western parts of Bengal) in the early medieval period through an investigation of its material culture. The terracotta temples of Bishnupur date back to the Mughal period and have been well studied by scholars and…
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The Rani ki Vav or ‘Queen’s stepwell’ is situated in Patan, which was the medieval capital of the Solanki empire, located 125 km north of Ahmedabad. The stepwell, a sacred memorial built entirely below ground level, is one of India’s unique contributions to the architectural heritage of the world,…
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