Tamil Nadu

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Rajesh Kumar and Nusrat Dastangoi (performers), Manish Tomer, Rajesh Kumar, Ankita Dubey (writers)
Stories about bhakti and tasawwuf (‘sufism’) are told in puranas, kirtans and malfuzat (conversations with Sufi pirs). Each teller adds something of her own. 'Suni Sunai' is a retelling of such stories inspired by the Hindustani tradition of dastangoi.    The stories here are taken from northern…
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Sriram Sabhapathy (photographs), Niharika Gupta (curation and captions, with contributions and research assistance from Piyush Kukrety)
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पुराण, कीर्तन और मलफ़ूज़ात में भक्ति और सूफी धारा की कहानियां सुनने को मिलती है. हर कथाकार कुछ नई बात जोड़ता है. बजाज ऑटोस के सौजन्य  से सहपीडिया इन्हीं कहानियों को नए सिरे से प्रस्तुत कर रहा है. दास्तानगोई की हिंदुस्तानी परंपरा में पेश है,  सहयोग: दास्तानगोई कलेक्टिव   Stories about bhakti and…
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Sriram Sabhapathy (photographer), Niharika Gupta (curation and captions), Piyush Kukrety (research assistance)
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Ajeya Vajpayee
An architectural feature seemingly unique to South Indian temples, mellifluous pillars that create music for the gods are found in a handful of temples in ‘Draviḍadeśa’. We explore these euphonious maṇḍapas, analysing the sui generis nature of this style of architecture that begs a more…
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M.D. Muthukumaraswamy
Ki. Rajanarayanan, or Ki. Ra. as he is popularly known, is an author and folklorist from Tamil Nadu. His unique style and usage of language marked a milestone in Tamil literature and played a big role in its growth. Ki. Ra. was born in the village of Idaicheval Chathiraptti near Kovilpatti in 1922…
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Narayani Gupta
Sociologist and pioneering town planner Patrick Geddes coined the term ‘temple-city’ after seeing the towns of Madras Presidency. As part of the ‘Reading a City’ series, we explore how Geddes saw the temple space as a focal point for settlements. (Photo Courtesy: National Portrait Gallery, London/…
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SR Abbiramy
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