Maratha

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Medha Deshmukh Bhaskaran
The great 17th-century Maratha leader, Chhatrapati Shivaji, is known for his military strategy and diplomacy. While he commanded over 300 forts during his reign, it’s interesting to analyse how Pratapgad—the site of the famous battle between Shivaji and Afzal Shah in 1659, and the first and only…
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Natasha Nargolkar
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Natasha Nargolkar
Tambat Ali in Kasba Peth, Pune, Maharashtra, is a 300 year-old community of coppersmiths continuing to practice their traditionalal art of creating copper vessels by hand. Once the caretakers of the Peshwa empire, the tambats migrated from the Konkan regions to settle in Kasba Peth to make cannons…
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Aprameya Manthena
Prof. Radhika Seshan is an historian, who has worked on the Kuravanji and its links to emerging kings, 'folk' tradition, identity, legitimacy and court culture.   Aprameya Manthena: What type of differences may be noticed in the kuravanjis of the Nayaka period (16th to 18th century) and those of…
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  Appasamy, Jaya. 1980. Tanjavur Painting of the Maratha Period. Delhi: Abhinav Publishers.   Chakravarthy, Pradeep. 2010. Thanjavur: A Cultural History. Delhi: Niyogi Books.   Dallapiccola, Anna Libera. 2010. South Indian Paintings: A Catalogue of the British Museum Collection. London: British…
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Mr. Kuldip Singh, an architect and town planner by profession, and owner of a beautiful collection of Thanjavur and Mysore paintings by passion, speaks about his journey of collecting these pieces of art. His quest and research on various aspects of these painting traditions also illuminates their…
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Fass, Virginia. 1986. The Forts of India. Calcutta: Rupa & Co.   Gordon, S. 1979. ‘Forts and Social Control in the Maratha State’. Modern Asian Studies 13.1:1–17.   Markel, S. 1994. ‘Once the Capital of India: The Great Fort of Daulatabad. Orientations 25.2:47–52.   Mate, M.S. 1983. Daulatabad…
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Dipanjan Mazumder
  In one of the finest illustrations in the Padshahnama, the Mughal miniaturist Murar masterfully depicts the fortress of Daulatabad. The rich tapestry of colours captures on the faces of the Mughal besiegers the expression of both awe and determination that the uphill fortress rising…
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