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Udit Kulshreshtra
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Amrita Chattopadhyay
The old surviving perfumery tradition of the country with its epicentre in the city of Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, finds tangible expression in other major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Hyderabad, in their in-built commercial spaces. This article looks primarily at the urban fabric of…
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Amrita Chattopadhyay
It was long held that before the 18th century, science and technology in India lacked sophistication and was incapable of adopting any innovation. Many factors such as climate, geography, caste, despotism, anarchy were held responsible for India’s lag in technological progress, particularly when in…
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William Dalrymple
As a part of the collaboration between Sahapedia and the Rupayan Sansthan, Jodhpur, William Dalrymple delivered a talk titled 'Scent and Sensuality in India' at Arna Jharna: The Desert Museum in December 2017. In this talk, Dalrymple examines how pre-modern South Asia had one of the most refined…
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