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Jamini Roy, Tagore and a sholapith – terracotta Durga are essential to every Bengali household and my grandparents’ home wasn’t any different. Of all the three, I found Jamini Roy’s art to be most child-friendly and fun. Yesterday was this iconic artist’s 130th birthday, and the Google-Doodle brought back many childhood memories – which is why, I created this post with a Jamini Roy Activity Sheet for children (and adults!) Before we begin to appreciate the art of Jamini roy, we must…

Republished with Permission from Rama Arya’s Blog A nondescript placard on the wall reads: “Buddhist Stupa, 2nd Century BC, Bharhut, Madhya Pradesh.” I turn around and almost knock into a magnificent red sandstone 9-feet high railing and 23-feet high gateway, teetering in awe at its grandeur and proximity. It is covered profusely with intricate imagery of secular life and Buddhist teachings in 2nd Century BC India. Short inscribed labels in Brahmi script record the names of donors. The monumental piece…

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