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Aastha Soni
Diwali, the festival of lights, symbolises the ‘victory of light over darkness’, ‘knowledge over ignorance’ and ‘good over evil’. It also has many legends and lore associated with it (Photo Source: Khokarahman/Wikimedia Commons)      Diwali, or Deepavali, is a major Hindu festival celebrated across…
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V. H. Sonawane
  Introduction   Champaner (22º29’N 73º32’E), the flourishing capital of medieval Gujarat during the 15th–16th century, is located in the Halol Taluka of the Panchmahal district of Gujarat. It is situated about 45 kilometres to the north-east of Vadodara and 42 kilometres to the south-west of…
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Indira Parthasarathy
‘Cilappadikaram’, which means, ‘the story centering around the anklet’ (an ornament worn by young Tamil girls before they are married, as vouched for by the Sangam poems), is an unusual and unconventional literary work, as it could be aptly described as both a play and an epic.     The title of…
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Ayan Ghosh
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Deepak Kannal
An Introduction to the Caves    Ellora, locally known as Verul and mentioned as Elapura in medieval literature, is a group of 34 rock-cut caves in the mountain ranges of Satpuda, about 30 km from the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India.   It is the only cave complex where cave temples of all…
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