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Chandramolle Modgil
A close look at the Rajput warrior’s celebrated weapons, now preserved in museums and forts of the Rajputana states. Sahapedia’s eclectic selection aims to give an interesting insight into not only the various influences on weapon development but also into the world of ceremonial versus functional…
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Aparna Andhare
Gift-giving has always played an importance role in cementing relationships. Here, we look at relationships of the political kind. The extravagant presentation by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II of Jaipur to the visiting Prince of Wales in February 1876 was as much a portrayal of Dhundaar as an…
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Simran Agarwal
With the waning power of the Mughals in the eighteenth century, slaves, especially concubines, close to the ruler wielded great influence and power in the state of Rajputana. But how? We investigate how the companionship between Maharaja Vijay Singh and his chief concubine Gulabrai—compared with…
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Aditya Dhanapal
Between the rugged Aravalli Mountains and the parched desert landscape of the Thar lies the region of Marwar in present-day Rajasthan. This largely arid swathe of scrubland with a few sturdy trees came to be the home for numerous pastoral communities that reared camels, cattle, goats and sheep. In…
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Manasa Gowda & Ram Raj D
  Srirangapatna, about 20 km from Mysuru, holds special significance as the capital city of the erstwhile Mysore State of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. The fall of Tipu Sultan’s empire on May 4, 1799, following his defeat at the hands of the British in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War, led to Srirangapatna…
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Manasa Gowda & Ram Raj D
Translation of audio recordings - A Summary   Arya Vysya Samaj; T. Prakash and Ashok Kumar, Ganjam   People of our community came to Ganjam about 300 years ago; and they migrated from Hubballi and Sholapur. Our ancestors were known for painting (locally known as chitragaras) and they were asked…
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