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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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Dr Fatima Rizvi
Qurratulain Hyder exhibited a robust inclination for experimental and experiential writing. Locating her texts in history, Hyder explored philosophical perspectives, cultural mores, customs and traditions in language and form that were innovative advancements on the available and the accepted. We…
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Priti Tripathi
संस्कृत की समूची ज्ञान-परम्परा से सम्पूर्ण हिन्दी जगत को परिचित व निमज्जित कराने के कारण तुलसीदास न केवल तत्कालीन जनमानस में लोकप्रिय रहे वरन् हमारी आने वाली नस्लों के लिए भी प्रेरणा बन गये। इस लेख में सहपीडिया की कोशिश तुलसीदास के साहित्य की सांस्कृतिक महत्ता पर प्रकाश डालने की है। (Photo Courtesy…
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Ashish Singh and Shruti Chakraborty
Referred to as the Jal Satyagraha or Water Satyagraha, this incident in the village of Kandel was the result of a decree by the British government that imposed a very high irrigation tax on the people. (Photo Courtesy: Chhattisgarh Project/Sahapedia)   There were a number of incidents associated…
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Manan Kapoor
Cham is a vibrant Buddhist dance performed by and associated with a number of Tibetan Buddhist sects. A common feature during occasions such as the Hemis festival, there are different kinds of chams, each with a backstory and a legend. We look at five chams—the skeleton dance (durdak garcham), the…
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V.K. Cherian
Adoor Gopalakrishnan is credited with pioneering the ‘new wave’ in Malayalam cinema in the 1960s and 1970s. We look at why he is widely hailed as the true heir to Satyajit Ray’s tradition of film-making (Photo Courtesy: Navaneeth Krishnan S [CC BY-SA 4.0])     ‘I have a seen a classic in India—…
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Shruti Chakraborty
Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr are the two primary holidays observed by Muslims across the world. Although both are known as ‘Eid’, there are many differences between the two, including the reasons for their celebration as well as the nature of festivities. (Photo Courtesy: Ministry of Culture [GODL-…
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Navina Lamba
India has hundreds of weaver communities such as the Julaha, Ansari and the Kashmiri Kani weavers who have kept the weaving traditions alive for centuries. Here, we look at some of the dedicated weaver communities of India, whose lives are intertwined in the very patterns they create. (Photo…
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Shruti Chakraborty
While most Indians celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August, did you know that several communities in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have been celebrating a ritualistic friendship festival called Bhojali for years? (Photo Courtesy: Dhruv Dewangan)     Friendship Day might be the…
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Dr Priti Tripathi
प्रेमचन्द का साहित्यिक आकर्षण उनके अनुवर्ती लेखकों पर इस कदर तारी है कि वे स्वयं को किसी न किसी रूप में उनकी परम्परा से जोड़ना चाहते हैं। इस लेख में सहपीडिया की कोशिश प्रेमचंद की इसी लेखकीय परम्परा को समझने की है। (Photo Courtesy: India Post, Government of India [GODL-India])     हिन्दी साहित्य के…
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