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Shruti Chakraborty
There are more than a thousand museums peppered across India, but you have to start somewhere, right? Here are some options for you and your children this summer to escape the blistering sun (or embrace it), and learn something as well. (Photo Source: MuseumsofIndia.org)   Trying to keep kids…
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Monisha Dhamodaran
The following is a chronological study of the history of Bidri:   1422–1600 AD   The history of bidriware is said to have begun with the reign of Ahmed Shah Al Wali Baihmani. The city of Bidar became the production centre for bidri since then. Ahmed Shah Al Wali Baihmani (1422–1436), the ninth…
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Monisha Dhamodaran
Bidri is a metal inlay art that developed in Bidar, Karnataka, in the 14th century CE. It was the joint efforts of Abdul-bin-Kaiser, an artisan from Iran, and local Bidari artisans that gave birth to this art form. Bidri metalwork gained precedence in the region under the aegis of Sultan Ahmed Shah…
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Arindam Thokder
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Richa Bhavanam
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Shruti Chakraborty
Hot on the heels of the RBI introducing the new Rs 100 banknote showcasing the stunningly ornate Rani ki Vav, and ahead of World Tourism Day, Sahapedia looks at the monuments that are currently featured in the latest series of notes issued by the central bank, should they inspire the traveller in…
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Eeshita Kapadiya
The Dalapathi system, or the village police, is currently an informal system of law and security in rural South India. Although previously a formal system, recognised by the Karnataka Village Defense Parties Act, 1964, the recent repeal of the act (2004) has changed its status once again. It is…
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Eeshita Kapadiya
  Introduction   The basis of the documentation of the Dalapathi system and insights into it have largely been through the experiences people have generously shared. In order to stay true to the source and provide context to insights, these photo narratives aim to offer an open interpretation of…
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