Kashmir

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Dr Abdul Rashid Lone
The Kushana period in Kashmir is distinctively known for its terracotta art. The Valley, under the rule of Kushana kings, saw the rise of an independent school of art. Instead of stone, which was a popular material for the artists of Kushana period in the Indian subcontinent, especially those…
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Manan Kapoor
Numerous mass migrations have taken place in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Indian subcontinent witnessed the horrors of Partition, the migration of the Tibetan refugees, the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits. We explore the angst of displacement through the…
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Arifa Jan
Kashmir has a long tradition of walnut wood carving and is famous for its exquisite woodwork. Ghulam Nabi Dar is a master craftsman in the art of walnut wood carving. In this interview, conducted by Arifa Jan in Srinagar, he talks about the various carving processes and tools involved. He also…
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Nikita Kaul
Walnut wood carving is one of the most important crafts of Kashmir. Srinagar is strewn with walnut wood carving workshops where you find craftsmen bent over the wood, chiselling and polishing. In this interview, master craftsman Ghulam Qadir Sheikh talks about life within the workshops. He talks…
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Nikita Kaul
In the landscape of Kashmir, handicrafts play a very important role for its people, both socially and economically. They are an essential attraction for the tourists visiting Kashmir. Locally, too, these crafts are in great demand. The Kashmiris drape pashmina shawls, spread carpets on the floor…
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Nikita Kaul
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Nikita Kaul
Kashmir is one of the few places in the world where the walnut tree grows at a height of 5,500 feet to 7,500 feet above sea level. Walnut wood carving is one of the important crafts in the state. Walnut wood furniture occupies pride of place in Kashmiri households; it is also an essential…
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Sharmistha Dutta
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Deepti Asthana
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Rohan Chauhan
  Folk songs are songs transmitted orally from one generation to another. The texts of folk songs is not static, they change over time as they are recreated extemporaneously by successive generations of singers; however, the melody remains constant and undergoes very little change over time. Folk…
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