MAG displays Indian Miniatures | Art | Rochester City Newspaper

MAG displays Indian Miniatures | Art | Rochester City Newspaper

With all of the exciting, newly acquired contemporary artworks going on display at the Memorial Art Gallery over the last couple of years, you might forget the institution also boasts an impressive collection of historic work. The MAG’s Lockhart Gallery is a space dedicated to showcasing delicate works on paper from the institution’s permanent collection, […]

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Breathtaking Mughal Monuments in India – The Mosques – The Traveler’s Way

Breathtaking Mughal Monuments in India – The Mosques – The Traveler’s Way

While India has seen a fair amount of rule of the Mughals, it has also witnessed some of the greatest monuments that they have built. Though these structures are religious edifices and the magnificent compounds make it an experience to worship and surrender you to the lord above, these monuments are also a feast to […]

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‘Taste the essence’ of Indian painting – A new book by B.N. Goswamy promises to open up the world of Indian art

‘Taste the essence’ of Indian painting – Apollo Magazine

If there is anything common across Indian painting’s broad reach – from abstract ideas depicted in bright flat colour to sophisticated court scenes of emperors and their nobles – it is rasa, a Sanskrit word whose meaning is central to Indian art, and which might be translated as ‘tasting the essence’, or ‘yielding delight’. And […]

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Akbar got Mahabharata translated into Persian: A lesson in tolerance

Akbar got Mahabharata translated into Persian: A lesson in tolerance

Jalal ud-din Muhammad Akbar, one of the greatest ruler of the Mughal dynasty, is also known for his liberal policies towards non-Muslims and encouraging different religions during his reign. That’s why in 1582 AD, Akbar created a syncretic religion called Dīn-i Ilāhī, which was proposed to merge the best elements from different religions of his time. […]

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13 Facts You Should Know About Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, The Bravest Maratha King Ever

13 Facts You Should Know About Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, The Bravest Maratha King Ever – All India Roundup

Ad Injection:topBorn on 19th February 1630 in the prestigious Shivneri fort, and named after the deity Goddess Shivai, Chatrapati Shivaji was the famous Maratha king who had the utmost courage to stand against the vast ocean of Mughal rule, single-handedly. Although his original name was Shivaji Bhosle, his subjects lovingly gave him the title of […]

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Living like a maharani: A taste of life inside India’s heritage royal mansions

Living like a maharani: A taste of life inside India’s heritage royal mansions – The Globe and Mail

I am standing at a precarious spot along the wall of the 12th-century Ahhichatragarh Fort in the north Indian state of Rajasthan, overlooking the pastel-painted city of Nagaur. As the sun sets, boys fly kites from rooftops, groups of teenagers in skinny jeans and flip-flops ride scooters and women covering their heads in chunaris (georgette […]

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