Karnataka

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Vighnesh Hampapura
Vighnesh H.J (VHJ): We have with us today the director of Rangayana, Bhagirathi Bai Kadam. Welcome, ma’am. Bhagirathi Bai Kadam (BBK): Namaskara. VHJ: Firstly, how did your interest in theatre develop? When did you feel you wanted to take it up professionally? BBK: It must have begun even before I…
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Vighnesh Hampapura
B.V. Karanth, a name synonymous with Indian repertory theatre, established Rangayana—the first professional repertory in South India. A professional drama repertory with permanent artistes and technicians, Rangayana turns 32 on January 14, 2021. With more than a hundred plays under its banner, it…
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Ajeya Vajpayee
An architectural feature seemingly unique to South Indian temples, mellifluous pillars that create music for the gods are found in a handful of temples in ‘Draviḍadeśa’. We explore these euphonious maṇḍapas, analysing the sui generis nature of this style of architecture that begs a more…
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Roshini Muralidhara
Srinivas is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Davis. Her research focusses on urban cultures, social memory, utopias and religion, among other things. She has received various grants, fellowships and awards throughout her research career, like the Rockefeller Humanities…
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Roshini Muralidhara
The Karaga festival or Karaga jatre (a periodic festival in honour of a deity) is celebrated annually in the Chaitra (March/April) month of the Hindu calendar in the south Indian state of Karnataka, mainly by the Tigala community; though, today it is attended by people from all sects. The Tigalas…
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Poorva Arun Salvi
The Hoysala dynasty, thriving in parts of Karnataka from around tenth century CE till the fourteenth century CE, developed their distinctive style of temple architecture, and the footprints of their work are still visible in the form of temples they built in Karnataka region. The herculean task of…
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Poorva Arun Salvi
The Lakshmi-Narasimha temple is a trikuta shrine (a shrine containing three garbhagrihas or sanctum sanctorums) located in Harnahalli village of Hassan district and is 35 km from Hassan, a city in Karnataka. The temple showcases a rich iconographic scheme wherein the influence of Vaishnavism is…
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Poorva Arun Salvi
The Hoysalas of Dwarasamudra, an important dynasty of South India, ruled over parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for more than three centuries. Starting from a family of hill chiefs residing in the extreme west of Mysore, near the Ghats at Angadi in Mudigere district, they ruled over…
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