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Guru Nanak and the Monster Fish

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Guru Nanak and the Monster fish is a story that teaches us the values of Sikhism - that of having your faith and focus...
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The Peacock: Of a Fabulous Tail and Fantastic Tales

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The competition was tough, the prize impressive. Among the many strong contenders were influential members of the avian fraternity- the Great Indian Bustard, the...
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In Pictures: Christian Art in the Mughal Period

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The Introduction of Christianity Jesuit missionaries were the first group of Europeans to visit the Mughal court. They initially arrived at the Portuguese colony of...
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Art Tour : Shantiniketan

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If you'd ask a Bengali, you'd find that Shantiniketan is not a place - it's a way of life.  As the name suggests, it...
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Understanding Islam at the David Museum, Copenhagen

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Today, we have little exposure to the Islamic world and culture. Globally, the tense narrative around Islam has led people to associate...
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In Paintings: Rembrandt & his Mughal India Inspiration

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Rembrandt is one of the greatest artists in history, with his name alone being synonymous with fine art itself!  Yet, few know him as...

Nataraja : The Lord of Dance

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WHAT IS IT? 'The Nataraja' is one of the most important, visually thrilling forms of the Hindu god Shiva. Artists in Tamil Nadu, India began to...

Art of the Book : Quran & Calligraphy

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Tonight is the start of Ramadan, and as our Muslim friends start celebrating, here’s a glimpse into the collection of Quran manuscripts from around...
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A History of Mughal Cuisine through Cookbooks

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On any given weekend, my head is usually occupied with the thoughts of food. The tastebuds have been working over time for a year...

Now Showing : the Royal Arts of Jodhpur… in America!

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Earlier this month, Mehrangarh Museum's landmark exhibition "Peacock in the Desert : Royal Arts of Jodhpur" opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston...
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