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Mrinalini Sil
Although closely associated with principles of asceticism and renunciation, Jainism, for the last two millennia, has been a religion of temples and temple worship. Jain temples, with the diverse ritual implements of sculpted and adorned jina (enlightened and liberated teachers) images, monastic…
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Mrinalini Sil
An acclaimed art historian, Dr Kavita Singh's research interests cover the history of Indian paintings, particularly the Mughal and Rajput schools, and the history and politics of museums. She is the recipient of the 2018 Infosys prize in Humanities for her outstanding contribution in the field of…
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Mrinalini Sil
The emergence of the Jain community in the Murshidabad area of Bengal was the result of two distinct waves of migration. Between 1700 and 1765, the dominant Jain actors were the Jagat Seths (banker of the world), a line of merchant-bankers who had migrated to this region from Marwar in Rajasthan.…
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Mrinalini Sil
The emergence of the Jain community in Bengal has its roots in Murshidabad of the eighteenth century when two distinct waves of migration between 1700 and 1765 marked their settlement and coming to prominence as important actors in the political, economic and social landscape of Bengal. Even though…
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डॉ सतपाल सिंह (Dr Satpal Singh)
  लोकसाहित्य आदिकाल से ही लोकमानस के लिए से अभिव्यक्ति का माध्यम रहा है। यह श्रव्य परंपरा का वह माध्यम है जिसमें ग्राम्य जीवन अपने आपको प्रकट कर सका है। भारतवर्ष लोकसाहित्य की दृष्टि से समृद्ध राष्ट्र रहा है और इसमें लिखित साहित्य के अलावा मौखिक साहित्य की भी विशिष्ट परंपरा रही है। इसके विविध…
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Chandramolle Modgil: How significant is wood, as a raw material, in Himalayan Buddhist structures?   Laxman S. Thakur: Whether in Buddhist or brahmanical structures, wood has been very used prominently. In Himachal, there is archaeological evidence of wood right from the first century CE, when some…
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Chandramolle Modgil
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Bernier, Ronald M. 1983. ‘Tradition and Invention in Himachal Pradesh Temple Arts’, in Artibus Asiae 44.1:65–91.   ———. 1997. Himalayan Architecture. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London: Associated University Press.   Blackburn, Stuart H. 1985. ‘Death and Deification: Folk…
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Chandramolle Modgil
A wooden temple is a subtle reproduction of a deodar tree in form and spirit. If nature has bestowed deodar tree to conceptualize a temple, the man has contributed his artistic talent, ingenuity and skill to make it beautiful. Thus, a wooden temple identifies itself with the divine wood, not only…
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Chandramolle Modgil
This module elucidates the phenomenon of temple building in wood in the state of Himachal Pradesh.   We have evidence that shrines for local, tutelary and puranic deities were originally made in wood, and the tradition has continued in contemporary times as well. The development of temple and…
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