Karnataka

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Priya V.
Bahurupis of Karnataka, demarcated as OBC under the state’s census reports, are itinerant performers of hagalu vesha[1] or pagati vesha[2]. Predominantly acted out by the male members of the community[3], theirs is an orally passed down musical tradition nurtured and guarded within the families of…
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Priya V.
The bahurupis of Karnataka, categorised under the OBC category by the state’s census reports, are itinerant performers of hagalu vesha or pagati vesha. Also known as the ‘sadhus of the cemetery’, they impersonate mythological characters and stage amusing episodes that also comment on daily events.…
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Priya V.
Bahurupis of Karnataka, demarcated as belonging to the OBC category according to the state’s census reports, are itinerant performers of what are referred to as hagalu vesha or pagati vesha. Impersonating mythological and sometimes social characters, they stage amusing episodes to offer spiritual…
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Paromita Shastri
Built and renovated over five centuries, the Mysore Palace is official abode of the Wadiyar dynasty of the erstwhile kingdom of Mysore. It is one of the grandest and most popular public attractions in India. We look at its interesting and eventful history. (Photo courtesy: Pixabay) If there is one…
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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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