Womens History Month

Indusudha Ghosh : between art and revolution

The 20th century witnessed India rise from a jewel in Britain’s imperial crown to Independence. India’s struggle for freedom is an ongoing endeavour but back in the 20th century, the anti-colonial sentiment was at...

Mah Laqa Bai Chanda

Poet, Singer, Dancer, Warrior, Political Consultant, Champion for Girls’ education : Mah Laqa Bai donned many hats. Indian history has witnessed many inspiring women and Maha Laqa Bai is one of them. What she...

Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Agra : A Daughter’s Gift

In the chaos of Agra and its many bridges, one could easily miss this elegant pavilion on the riverbank. As one drives on, an exquisite white marble construction stands out in contrast to the...

Zebunissa, the Poet Princess: Why every kid needs to grow up on her story!

Amidst the many Mughal women who have remained lost in years of obscurity, is the story of "the concealed one", Zebunissa (also, Zeb-un-Nissa)! A child prodigy in the court of Shah Jahan, she was...

Nur Jahan: a portrait from the Rampur Raza Library reveals her courage & leadership

The Mughal Queen Nur Jahan is one of the prominent women in Mughal history. Even then, there are hardly enough historical sources that cover her accomplishments. But a painting from the Rampur Raza...

India Art Fair Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 2019

The Heritage Lab, in collaboration with WeWork India, was proud to organise India Art Fair's first ever Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon. This was a preview to a larger campaign in March, called Art+Feminism. It is...

Rani Laxmibai : The Warrior Queen of Jhansi

On this day, that is June 18, we remember the legendary Queen of Jhansi, Rani Laxmibai. Often tagged as India's Joan of Arc, the Queen was a heroine of the 1857 War of Independence...

Sharan Rani Gallery of Musical Instruments, National Museum Delhi

SOUNDCITE_CONFIG = {soundcloud_client_id: "2t9loNQH90kzJcsFCODdigxfp325aq4z"}https://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/soundcite/latest/js/soundcite.min.js A brass drum from Rajasthan, a Rabab from Kashmir , Edison's patented phonograph,  a glass Mridangam and so many other instruments from across India at the National Museum New Delhi's Sharan...
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