Vrindavan

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Ayan Ghosh and Suchetana Banerjee
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Sharmistha Dutta
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Urna Mukherjee
  Introduction   Bishnupur, a municipal town in the modern day Bankura district in West Bengal, was a centre of music, art, and architecture for hundreds of years. Among other things, the town is well-known for its terracotta temples, extensively embellished with carved and moulded terracotta…
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  Q. What was so unique about Radha’s character that made you write, compile and edit a book solely dedicated to her.   A. Well, Radha is an amazing character in the entire mythic treasure of India. You take all the goddesses, semi-goddesses, celestial women, semi-celestial women, Shalabhanjika,…
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  Kanupriya Dhawan: Why did you write on someone like Radha?   H.S. Shivaprakash​: I have been deeply interested in different aspects of the Bhakti tradition, the tradition which was largely ignored by historians and art historians. Hindu nationalists, leftists, the mainstream leftists were not…
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Saptarshi Sanyal
Cultural Plurality and Innovation in Design of Temples in Bengal: Tradition and Continuity   Introduction   The appearance of temples in the cultural region of Bengal seems to be intermittent in its medieval history. Surviving edifices datable earlier than the 17th century are rare. This can…
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