Indian Culture and Heritage

Sardar Patel’s views on Secularism

January 17, 2015

Sardar Patel was fully committed to secularism and was a staunch opponent of communalism. Many a times, he publicly declared his...

Begum Akhtar

January 13, 2015

Real name of Begum Akhtar was “Akhrati Bai Faizabadi”. She was born in 1914 to a single mother, a tawayaf, in...

Ghazal

September 8, 2014

The ghazal is mainly a poetic form than a musical form, but it is more song-like than the thumri. The ghazal...

Ancient Metal Sculpture in India

September 6, 2014

The lost-wax process for casting is known to Indian from as long ago as the Indus Valley Civilization. The process of...

Barhut and Sanchi Sculptures

December 17, 2013

After the crumbling of Mauryan dynasty, the Sungas and Kushans came to power in the North and the Satvahanas in the...

Mauryan Sculpture

December 17, 2013

The Maurya period is marked by an impressive progress in the Indian sculpture. Dr. Ananda Coomarswamy differentiates the Mauryan sculptures into...

Didarganj Yakshini

December 17, 2013

One of the finest examples of popular Mauryan Sculpture is the Yakshi figure from Didarganj, Patna. This is a tall, well...

Lion Capital

December 17, 2013

Lion Capital at Sarnath The Mauryan pillar capital found at Sarnath popularly known as the Lion Capital, which is now our...

Sculpture in Indus Valley Civilization

December 17, 2013

The Indus Valley art forms included sculptures, seals, pottery, gold jewellery, terracotta figures etc. Stone Sculpture In stone, the two most...

Bengal School of Art

December 17, 2013

Origin of Bengal School of Art In Bengal, a new group of nationalist artists gathered around Abinandranatha Tagore (1871-1951). Abanindranath Tagore...

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