Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of a young lady wearing an exotici mixture of eastern and European clothes. The inscripiton indicates that she comes from a Jewish merchant community which felt happier in the business environment of the day in adopting a Christian v...
Holi festival, Musrshidabad or Calcutta, ca. 1795 - ca. 1805.
The Holi festival : men daubed with red powder proceed, dancing, singing and drumming towards a tank. In the centre, a man is being carried on a litter. Bystanders include ascetics and sweetmeat sellers. One of nine drawings depicting...
Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper,illustration to the Razm-nama (a Persian translation of the Mahabharata), the last hours of Bhisma. He lies on a bed of arrows discoursing to Yudhisthira.
Artist: 'Ali, Husain
Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper
When Did We First Celebrate Makar Sankranti?
By Raj Vedam
Swarajya - Jan 13, 2017
The widespread celebration of the Makar Sankranti festival and its many regional variations hint great antiquity. In this article, we will take a journey through time, weaving together history, astronomy, c...