Karnataka

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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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Basav Biradar
Gold – A Colonial Legacy One of the important developments during the later period of British colonisation of India was the establishment of several large-scale industries across the region. The mandate of profit making was carried out with vigour by the colonial masters duly assisted by the local…
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Basav Biradar
The mining belt has also been a hotbed of workers' struggle. As the tussle between the government and the BGML employees co-operative continues even today, KGF has come to occupy a unique cultural, economic, social and political place in Karnataka. This film is an attempt to parse some of these…
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Basav Biradar
Established in 1880 by John Taylor and Sons, the gold mining operations in Kolar Gold Fields, were a highly profitable enterprise for their owners. The large scale of the operations meant setting up of massive mining infrastructure and residential townships which in turn required the labour of …
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Simran Agarwal
Natural history collections, housed in museums dotted across India are like mines of data. We look at five natural history museums that aim to educate mother earth’s future caretakers. (Photo courtesy: Pixabay) At a time when climate change is an ever-existing concern and an increasing number of…
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Sindhuri Aparna
Planning your leisure schedule with your family? Our list of some of India’s most interesting museums is just the thing for you. (Photo courtesy: MuseumsofIndia.org) A museum is called an ajayab ghar in Hindi, meaning a house of curiosities, and that’s exactly what it offers. Even if classroom…
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