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Aditya Dhanapal
Between the rugged Aravalli Mountains and the parched desert landscape of the Thar lies the region of Marwar in present-day Rajasthan. This largely arid swathe of scrubland with a few sturdy trees came to be the home for numerous pastoral communities that reared camels, cattle, goats and sheep. In…
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B.N. Goswamy
Little known in India, Stefan Norblis was a celebrity back home in Poland. The early 1940s saw the artist landing in India, where he mixed art deco with his European modernism to make royal portraits and interior designs. Prof. B.N. Goswamy writes about Norblis' work in India, especially for the …
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Radhana Rajeha
Velvets: The Product of Royal Life and Intricate Art   Wrapped around luxuriously and displayed to flaunt wealth, such was the epitome of popularity achieved by velvet in its glorious days of yesteryear. Velvet, technically defined as a warp cut-pile weave fabric has been a cloth of interest for…
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Nandini Thilak
Rajasthan, home to India’s desert tracts and the Great Indian Thar Desert, is also known for its rich water architecture. From simple wells and tanks that dot villages to ornate lakes commissioned by the elite, the elaborate, interconnected water architecture of this region once transformed the…
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Aditya Dhanapal
Between the rugged Aravalli Mountains and the parched desert landscape of the Thar lies the region of Marwar in present-day Rajasthan. This largely arid swathe of scrubland with a few sturdy trees came to be the home for numerous pastoral communities that reared camels, cattle, goats and sheep. In…
in Overview
Aditya Dhanapal
Rajasthan, home to India’s desert tracts and the Great Indian Thar Desert, is also known for its rich water architecture. From simple wells and tanks that dot villages to ornate lakes commissioned by the elite, the elaborate interconnected water architecture of this region once transformed the…
in Overview
In this article, Komal Kothari describes how he and Vijaydan Detha established Rupayan Sansthan in 1960, wanting it to be 'wholly "saturated" with the oral tradition of the inhabitants'. An introduction to the music, ballads, practices and lore recorded in the thousands by the institute for…
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Vishal Pratap Singh Deo
Sahapedia is collaborating with Rupayan Sansthan, Jodhpur, with a view to revitalise the institution.  A series of web modules on different aspects of the history and folk culture of Rajasthan and western South Asia is being produced as part of this collaboration. The research for the modules draws…
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Vishal Pratap Singh Deo
Appadurai, Arjun, Frank J. Korom and Margaret A. Mills. 1994. Gender Genre and Power in South Asia. Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press.   Bharucha, Rustom. 2003. Oral History of Rajasthan: Conversations with Komal Kothari. New Delhi: Penguin Books.   Blackburn, Stuart and Peter J. Claus…
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Vishal Pratap Singh Deo and Yashaswini Chandra
The joint efforts of two friends from Rajasthan, Komal Kothari, the oral historian, and Vijaydan Detha, the storyteller, formed, arguably, one of the greatest intellectual partnerships of post-Independence India. It was this partnership that found fruition as the Rupayan Sansthan, an institution…
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