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Some of the oldest stories about exotic beasts and rare herbs,  discoveries and explorations; travels and journeys, bravery and treachery; about battles won and lost, about secrets of the cosmos, and tales of destruction, accounts of friendship, love & compassion; resilience and industry – you find them all at museums!

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The ‘Jaipur Procession’ that inspired the world’s second largest oil painting

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Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes but whoever said ‘less is more’ has clearly not set their eyes on this painting!...
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Locust Time: Environmental Art by Sheba Chhachhi

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The swarm of Locusts seen across Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are the latest instalment of the plague-like conditions that India...

The fascinating story behind this 18th century portrait of three princesses from Mysore

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This portrait, painted by the Irish-born painter Thomas Hickey, marks a crucial point in India's colonial history, and Mysore, in particular. In...
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Futuh Al-Haramayn : a pilgrim’s guide to Hajj | National Museum New Delhi

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Each year, millions of muslims from around the world, gather together to undertake the holy journey, "Hajj". Hajj is also the fifth...

The ‘Lion Capital’: a Buddhist symbol that became India’s National Emblem

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The National Emblem, India's most visible symbol of national identity, reflects the country's reaffirmation of it's ancient ideals of peace and tolerance....
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Meghdoot : a Kalidas masterpiece painted by Ramgopal Vijaivargiya

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Monsoons in India, are undoubtedly the most-awaited time of the year. This is probably why you will find numerous representations of the...
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The Story of Mahavira: Kalpasutra Manuscript

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At the age of thirty, a Kshatriya Prince from Bihar renounced the comforts of his palace to seek spiritual awakening. By...
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Nur Jahan: a portrait from the Rampur Raza Library reveals her courage & leadership

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The Mughal Queen Nur Jahan is one of the prominent women in Mughal history. Even then, there are hardly enough historical sources...

Muraqqa-i-Chughtai : The Illustrated Poetry of Ghalib

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The Muraqqa-e-Chughtai, Diwan-i-Ghalib is one of the most fascinating objects from the Partition Museum, Amritsar. With this illustrated selection of Ghalib's poems published in...
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‘Hiranyagarbha’ (the Golden Egg) by Manaku

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On January 4, an egg broke the internet and the world will never be the same again. The 'world record egg' became the...
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