50 Indian Cities Named After Devi or Goddess | Inditales. Indian Cities named after Devi is the result of a random quiz that we posted on IndiTales FB Page and Twitter Handle. When we posted the quiz, I could think of 5 cities that were named after Devi. I put the 3 most obvious ones and asked for more. I had no idea that the response would take me to so many cities. Some were obvious, Like Ambala, but I never noticed the connection. Others like Meerjapur that we often confuse as Mirzapur, led to some questions with some delightful answers. When I sat down to compile the list from Twitter and FB, it looked like the whole India had an imprint of Devi on it. A couple of cities came from outside the current political boundaries of India. Personally, it was a sheer revelation to know about all these Indian cities that get their name from the name of a Devi. You can help us build this post by sharing images of the temples mentioned here: Names I do not have confirmation on: Tarapur (?)
Do you know of any other cities named after Devi or a Goddess? Art historian Bangdel is no more - General - The Kathmandu Post. Jul 26, 2017- Internationally acclaimed art historian Dina Bangdel, who was known for her expertise both in traditional and contemporary arts, passed away on Tuesday in the United States, her friends confirmed. She was 54. Bangdel, associate professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VSU) in Qatar, had undergone surgery for sinusitis in the United States in March but infections led to meningitis that took her life. Apart from holding specialisation on South Asian, Indian and Himalayan arts, gender studies and films were the other fields of her work. She chaired the History and Arts Department at the Doha branch of the VCU. Daughter of the renowned scholar and decorated artist Lain Singh Bangdel, Dina published over half a dozen literacy works focusing mostly on Asian and Buddhist arts but putting Nepali art at the heart of her effort.
She dedicated her career in exploring art and its role as a spiritual tool. NY antiquities dealer Nancy Wiener charged with selling stolen artifacts. A prominent New York antiquities dealer has been accused of selling stolen artifacts from international smugglers by creating sham documents to hide their history in a scheme that prosecutors said dates back to 1999. Nancy Wiener was arrested Wednesday on charges of criminal possession of stolen property and conspiracy, according to the Manhattan district attorney's office. A raid on her gallery took place in March earlier this year. Prosecutors said she and several co-conspirators have been trafficking in illegal antiquities since at least 1999. Antiquities dealer Nancy Wiener, left, has been accused of selling stolen artifacts from international smugglers by creating sham documents to hide their history. Pictured right is a relief that was seized by authorities from her gallery Her lawyer, Georges Lederman, told The New York Times his client 'surrendered voluntarily'. 'We are examining the charges and will respond at the appropriate time,' Lederman added.
The Traditional Indian Painting Styles You Should Know. So this is what a full set of ragamala paintings looks like. Each raga/ragini (musical mode) is associated w/ a particular time day/season. The Raga Ragini System of Indian Classical Music. Indian music is very unique in that, it is highly spiritual in nature. The singer/artist tries to reach God through his music. Like all the other Indian classical Performing Arts, classical music too, is a journey of the Jeevatma or the soul towards the Paramatma or the Divine. As they say, ‘Western music moves the heart, while Indian music moves the soul’.
“Geetam Vadyam Nrithyam Trayam Sangeetam Uchyatey” This phrase in Sanskrit implies that the word ‘Sangeetam’ or music includes the practice of Geetam (Vocal Music), Vadyam (Instrumental Music) and Nrithyam (Dance). ‘Sangeeta sadhana’, or the practice of such music, is the key to attaining the Divine, according to Indian music. India’s rich cultural system is made up of the silken fabric of dance and music. “Ananda lakshanam anahata namnee deyshey nadatmana parinatam thoo aroopam eeshey prachnan mukheyna manasA paricheeya manam samshanti nethra salilai: pulakaischa dhanyA:” This Sanskrit sloka describes the nada. The origin of the swara. Indian painting.
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Please add a reason or a talk parameter to this template to explain the issue with the article. Indian painting has a very long tradition and history in Indian art. Indian paintings provide an aesthetic continuum that extends from the early civilisation to the present day. Sadanga of Indian painting These 'Six Limbs' have been translated as follows: Genres of Indian painting Painting of Mysore style during tippu sultan period Indian paintings can be broadly classified as murals and miniatures. Murals Eastern India painting Gallery. 2016/10  パキスタンの歴史的売春街の変容：続々・たそがれ日記：So-netブログ. 10月28日（金） パキスタンの古都ラホールの歴史的売春街のヒーラマンディ（Heera Mandi） のルポルタージュ。 イスラム圏でありながらムガール帝国の伝統文化が色濃く残るパキスタン社会、芸能とセックスワークの深い関係、世界で共通するセックスワークを取り巻く状況の現代的変容など、いろいろ興味深い記事。 ----------------------------------------衰退するパキスタンの歴史的売春街、ネットで変わる性産業 2016年09月07日 16:32 発信地：ラホール/パキスタン 【9月7日 AFP】パキスタン北東部の都市ラホール（Lahore）の中心部にある同国最古の売春街ヒーラマンディ（Heera Mandi） は何世紀もの間、魅惑的なダンサーやミュージシャン、売春婦たちが集まる場所だった。 だが地元住民たちによれば、この歴史的な一角は衰退の危機にさらされているという。
かつて美しい女性たちが立っていたバルコニーには今は誰もいない。 男性は今や、専門のウェブサイトで女性を探したり、ソーシャルメディアで直接誘ったりしている。 客を誘う「場所」に意味がなくなったため、売春婦たちはヒーラマンディから姿を消していった。 富裕層の中には息子をタワイフと呼ばれた高級な踊り子のところに送り、マナーを勉強させていた人たちもいた。 その後、パキスタンが英国の植民地になると、伝統芸能の踊り子と売春婦の境界線は曖昧になった。 ■450円で提供 かつてヒーラマンディの通りに立っていた、「生粋の売春婦」を自称するリーマ・カンワル（Reema Kanwal）さんの母と祖母も売春婦だった。 「昔はヒーラマンディの売春婦は尊敬されていた。 そのような少女たちは、携帯電話だけで自分を売り込んでいると、彼女は言う。 ヒーラマンディの伝統がすたれていくなか、少女たちはもはや音楽家や教師などの取り巻きを必要としなくなったと、この一角に最後まで残っている楽器店の店長たちは言う。
■「男の子」の需要も しかし、ヒーラマンディを抜け出した女性たちの未来は明るいようだ。 美しい７匹のペルシャ猫が、彼女の家の高価な家具の間を優雅に歩いている。 50代半ばのメハクさんの下で働く少女の大半は、エリート層が集まるパーティーでメハクさんにリクルートされた子たちだ。 ヒーラマンディの外ではビジネスは好調だ。 トラックバック 0. 2016/01 [Medium] The Color of Music – Medium. In 1611, a now well-forgotten cleric, William Laud became the Vice-President of St. John’s College, Oxford. By 1633, after having been the dean of Chapel Royal, member of the privy council, bishop of London, chancellor of Oxford, he finally became the Archbishop of Canterbury, the zenith of the Anglican Church. On 10th January 1645 however, good fortune ran out on Laud, and he was beheaded after being condemned by the House of Lords. His ‘crime’ was ostensibly high treason brought about by the accumulation of the powers vested in the church and State.
He had attempted to impose liturgical harmony on the Church of Scotland, with tacit support of the King Charles I who saw in Laud’s persecutory fervor the means to smuggle in greater church-sanctioned control over the British Isles. Predictably, the Scots had resisted. Yet, the reality of his ‘bigotry’ is more complicated. But Ragas are mysterious musical ‘beings’ that resist easy delineation. Ascetics and Yogis in Indian painting - Asian and African studies blog. Being invited to give a series of three lectures on this wide ranging topic at a seminar at the Universita di Ca’ Foscari in Venice in July 2016, it seemed a good opportunity to write a blog highlighting the interesting material in the British Library.
Here are discussed such images in Mughal and Deccani painting. Yogis and other types of ascetics are found in Mughal illustrated historical manuscripts showing encounters recorded in Mughal histories between the emperors Babur, Akbar and Jahangir; and also in indivdual album paintings. From the Mughal point of view more or less all Hindu ascetics were classed as yogis since they all practised bodily asceticisms of some kind or another. The Mughal concern with naturalism towards the end of the reign of Akbar to some degree accounts for what appears to be the accuracy of the early Mughal images of ascetics and yogis. Ascetics being shaved at Gurkhattri in 1505. In 1519, in the course of another incursion, he managed to visit it. J.P. 2016/09 How ascetics and yogis were depicted in Indian paintings from the Mughal era. Being invited to give a series of three lectures on this wide-ranging topic at a seminar at the Universita di Ca’ Foscari in Venice in July 2016, I thought this was a good opportunity to write a blog highlighting the interesting material in the British Library.
Here are discussed such images in Mughal and Deccani painting. Yogis and other types of ascetics are found in Mughal illustrated historical manuscripts showing encounters recorded in Mughal histories between the emperors Babur, Akbar and Jahangir; and also in individual album paintings. From the Mughal point of view, more or less all Hindu ascetics were classed as yogis, since they all practiced bodily asceticisms of some kind or another. The Mughal concern with naturalism towards the end of Akbar's reign to some degree accounts for what appears to be the accuracy of the early Mughal images of ascetics and yogis. Babur, however, did not visit it at that time. In 1519, in the course of another incursion, he managed to visit it. Yellamma. 2016/07 [NPR] A Loeb Library For Indian Literature | On Point. This program was originally broadcast on February 10, 2015.
The stunning poetry, prose, history and philosophy of classical Indian literature. Emerging in a huge new collection. We’ll dip in. Talk of the classics, classical literature, and minds quickly go to ancient Greece and Rome. Guests Sheldon Pollock, professor of South Asian Studies at Columbia University. V. From Tom’s Reading List New York Times: Literature of India, Enshrined in a Series — "The Murty Classical Library of India, whose first five dual-language volumes will be released next week, will include not only Sanskrit texts but also works in Bangla, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Persian, Prakrit, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and other languages. Times of India: Murty’s classical Indian library — "The Murty Classical Library of India (MCLI) plans to publish around 5 books every year for the next 100 years.
2016/02 [TOI] Good deva-bad asura divide misleading. The eternal battle between the two forces, both descended from Kashyapa, has many layers of meaning. It cannot be seen in simple moral or ethical binaries, writes Devdutt Pattanaik. If you read the Vedas, which are nearly 4000 years old, the word 'asura' does not mean demon, or villain, but quite the opposite, a divine being. It's a title given to Indra, Agni, Rudra, Varuna, and to most Vedic deities. Vritra, the enemy of Indra, is however not called an asura. However, things change in the Puranas, composed around 2000 years ago. If one reads the Gita, which is part of the Mahabharata, and also is roughly 2000 years old, Krishna uses devas as an adjective for positive qualities such as generosity, compassion, magnanimity, equanimity, faith and patience, while asuras embody all people who are greedy, self-absorbed, avaricious, territorial, combative and egotistical.