Krishna

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Chandramolle Modgil
Krishna, an avatar of Vishnu, is an important deity who is worshipped by millions of people across India. Here, we delve deeper into one of the more popular images of Krishna—Vatapatrasayi, Lord of the Banyan Leaf—which has been beautifully rendered in both Indian paintings and sculptures. (Photo…
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Navina Lamba
Janmashtami is celebrated with great pomp not only across India but around the world as well. While some rituals and practices are the same everywhere, there are a few places that give these festivities a unique, regional touch. Here, we list the principal cities in India that are associated with…
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Lee Siegel
  The Sanskritist, novelist, translator and teacher’s brilliant exposition of the multiple connections between aesthetic, religious and erotic rapture in Indian literature narrated with relish and the author’s renowned straddling of academic acumen and intimate tone, the folk tale and the epic…
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Malavika Sarukkai
  This essay is the celebrated danseuse’s keen introspection into her study of the rasa theory and the understanding of it along with the application of its elements in her choreography. Written with artistic perception and subtlety, the prose liberally quotes from varied texts thus adding layers…
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Navjot Kour
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Navjot Kour
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Ayan Ghosh and Suchetana Banerjee
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Sharmistha Dutta
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Guru R.K. Achoubisana
Lai Haraoba is the re-enactment of creation. Embedded in this festival are the cultural and artistic traditions of Manipur. Even the Ras that came after Hinduisation has been inspired by the dance tradition of Lai Haraoba, whose dance gestures were composed in the choreography of Ras to express the…
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Urna Mukherjee
  Introduction   Bishnupur, a municipal town in the modern day Bankura district in West Bengal, was a centre of music, art, and architecture for hundreds of years. Among other things, the town is well-known for its terracotta temples, extensively embellished with carved and moulded terracotta…
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