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Sarang Sharma
The Devi Kothi temple, in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, was constructed by Raja Umed Singh in 1754 CE. According to Chamba’s folk narrative, the king commissioned the construction of the temple, dedicated to Goddess Chamunda, on the fulfilment of a wish.  Raja Umed Singh was inclined towards…
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Sarang Sharma
Padmashree Dr Vijay Sharma is a miniature painter and senior artist at the Bhuri Singh Museum, Chamba. He is an expert on Pahari miniature paintings.  Following is an edited transcript of the interview conducted over email on September 29, 2018. Sarang Sharma: Could you start by telling us about…
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Sarang Sharma
The town of Chamba, located in the North-Western Himalayan region, was established in the eleventh century by Raja Sahilla of Varmana dynasty. The town holds a rich heritage of temple construction which dates back to the twelfth century. The temples of Chamba have attracted the attention of…
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  Among the most vibrant clusters of architectural neighbourhoods in India, the Shekhawati region in the state of Rajasthan has a distinct architectural vocabulary, blending Rajput and Islamic forms. What characterizes this region as no other is its abundance of exuberantly painted havelis.…
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Gauri Bharat
Mud murals are an integral part of the domestic architecture of Jharkhand in eastern India. Mud has been used as a building material since ancient times and continues to be the primary material for the making of rural dwellings in many parts of the world. It requires regular maintenance including…
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Gauri Bharat
Considering that adivasi architecture and domestic art in India have been recognised in scholarship since colonial times, one finds surprisingly little material on the subject beyond famous traditions such as Warli, Gond or Mithila art. Even when such documentation exists, the location of these art…
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Ayan Ghosh with Amita Kanekar
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