Himachal Pradesh

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Sarang Sharma
Padmashree Dr Vijay Sharma is a miniature painter and senior artist at the Bhuri Singh Museum, Chamba. He is an expert on Pahari miniature paintings.  Following is an edited transcript of the interview conducted over email on September 29, 2018. Sarang Sharma: Could you start by telling us about…
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Sarang Sharma
The town of Chamba, located in the North-Western Himalayan region, was established in the eleventh century by Raja Sahilla of Varmana dynasty. The town holds a rich heritage of temple construction which dates back to the twelfth century. The temples of Chamba have attracted the attention of…
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Rupali Yadav
Pahari painting is a style of miniature painting that, falls under the larger spectrum of Rajput paintings – a style which encompasses many different schools that evolved under the benefaction of the Rajput rulers of Northern India from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. The term Rajput…
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Namrata Toraskar
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Shadab Hassan Khan
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Shadab Hassan Khan
  The concept of demigods, or devtas, is ancient and is prevalent across the Himalayan region. The belief that these demigods rule over the land as owners, and take care of the people and their possessions, has led to a unique cultural system in the region. Traditionally, demigod worship is based…
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Shadab Hassan Khan
Kullu Dussehra is an annual event that happens in the month of October in the Kullu town of Himachal Pradesh. The objective of this research is to document the unique structure of the Devi-Devta system in Kullu district and how this culminates into a large religious and social festival.
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Lakshmi Swaminathan
  This video elaborates on the deeper meaning of folk songs in the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh, with particular references to nature and tradition. It follows the songs as well as conversations with people who perform them.
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Lakshmi Swaminathan
  Dr Vyathit explains the various aspects of the folk songs, dances and theatre of the Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh, beginning with the specific role of the Scheduled Caste community and the purpose behind these art forms. The video follows the Pakhru type of songs (related to the…
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Lakshmi Swaminathan
  Once upon a time, in one of the villages in Kangra valley, there lived a small family of a mother, son and his wife. The family owned a field where they grew rice, wheat, corn, maize and some vegetables. It was the time to harvest rice, but the son had gone far away with his livestock. The…
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