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Sritama Halder
The four Swetambara Jain temples in Manicktala, Kolkata, are prime examples of the hybrid visual language that became popular in colonised India. Built over the second half of the nineteenth century, these temples show an overwhelming influence of European art and architectural styles combined with…
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Sritama Halder
In the second half of the nineteenth century, a Swetambara Jain temple cluster was built in Manicktala, Calcutta (now Kolkata). The first temple of this cluster, the Shitalnath temple, was built in 1867 and was dedicated to the twenty-third Jain tirthankara Parsvanath, while the mul nayaka (main…
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Sritama Halder
Calcutta (now Kolkata), ever since its inception in 1690, has attracted seekers of fortune. By the late eighteenth century, it had become a thriving trade centre of the British Empire, inviting people from different regions, religions, communities and ethnicities to come and be a part of the city’s…
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Haritha Vijayakumaran
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Haritha Vijayakumaran
Krishnan A, who hails from the Kollengode region of Palakkad, has been a porattukali performer for the last 34 years and is the master trainer of his troupe. Although his many physical ailments have pushed him towards retirement, he perseveres because he wants to preserve this dying art form.…
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Haritha Vijayakumaran
Porattukali or porattunadakam is an art form that originated in the Palakkad district of Kerala and is performed by the Panar community which is an underprivileged caste. It has been in existence for around 170 years and yet is unfamiliar to the best part of the state’s population in a state where…
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Haritha Vijayakumaran
Porattukali is a multi-disciplinary art form performed in the Palakkad district of Kerala. Developed by the Panar community, it is exclusive to the Dalit communities of the region and is a representation and celebration of their lives. Since the Dalit people were kept out of the temple premises…
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अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल (Afroz Alam Sahil)
सम्राट अशोक और महात्मा बुद्ध की याद में इतराती रही है। बावजूद इसके बौद्ध सांस्कृतिक विरासत के संबंध में चम्पारण का इतिहास एक ऐसी चीज़ है, जिसे बहुत अधिक नहीं देखा गया है। ऐतिहासिक धरोहरों का क्या महत्व है? अंतर्राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर कैसे पर्यटकों को चम्पारण आने के लिए आकर्षित किया जा सकता है? सरकार को…
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