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May 31, 2004
The History, Mystery, and Diversity of India.
16 years ago
Very useful post - here is a list of the
languages of India
, or at least a few hundred of them.
Interesting and offbeat -- thanks, homunculus!
The 'Never been photographed' was particularly poignant.
Mithila’s women paint their way out of poverty
Is this riddle from Tolkien?
I dig Kamat's. That's where I found out about
Indians of African origin called Siddis.
Y'know, where mithril comes from.
Articles on Indian art.
Not waltzing mithila, then. You deserve a mithril corselet for the Indian art link,
, but you'll have to settle for a banana instead. Thanks.
Can I have a banana corselet?
But of chorus!
Ancient India at the British Museum.
India's ancient body-art returns to rock navel-gazing youth
"While David Beckham may have Indian script emblazoned on his body, the first parlour to launch the fad in India, the
Funky Monkey Tattoo and Design Studio
, had to hire trained artists from Thailand."
Painted leather puppets
would not be complete with an appearance from
with = without
Textiles and Costumes in Early India
A sudden increase in the number of legal cases being filed against artists, actors and writers for "offending" people has caused great concern in India's art community.
India's News Calligraphers Do It on Deadline
That was the slideshow. Here's the main article:
A Handwritten Daily Paper in India Faces the Digital Future
Here's an interesting article/book review about the political situation in Inda:
Impasse in India
Inda = India. Duh.
A little known school of scholars in southwest India discovered one of the founding principles of modern mathematics hundreds of years before Newton according to new research.
I'm sure I've read a similar assertion about the Kerala school before, maybe two or three years ago.
I think it was something previously published by GG Joseph, maybe
Erasing Borders 2008: Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora
India: The Place of Sex
Dholavira: A Harappan Metropolis
Carlos Ramos: India.
A Voyage to Kanchipuram
Kumbhalgarh – The Great Wall of India
And WHY have I never heard of this before?? So. Cool.
tourists are warned that some of the lesser travelled areas of the wall should not be climbed. Ancient defense mechanisms and traps, although mostly disabled, are still assumed to exist in some of its more remote positions. Those wishing to explore the miles of ruins on their own are warned that accidents can happen...
Ten Rupees: A collection of portraits taken in India.
Magnificent Indian Temple Carved from One Giant Rock
Chand Baori Step Well in Rajasthan, India