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Perumal Venkatesan
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Anisha Padma
Siddis and Habshis are Indian citizens of African descent who live in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana and Karnataka in India. Within secondary literature, the word ‘Siddi’ can be traced to the Arabic word ‘Sayyid’, which either denotes a title and/or lineage to Prophet Muhammad.[1] ‘…
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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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