How did the Matrilineal system in Kerala work? | Thanjavur Ammaveedu, ...
TRAIL ADMIN , November 6, 2020 , Comments Off on How did the Matrilineal system in Kerala work? | Thanjavur Ammaveedu, Thiruvananthapuram
In the 1800s, in the Kingdom of Travancore in Kerala, a king’s son could never hope to be king. Instead the crown passed from the king to his nephew. The king’s wife was called an Ammachi and she was not even considered a royal. She lived outside the palace, in a house called the Ammaveedu. Who was the queen then? This is the story of the matrilineal system of Kerala.
The Brahmi script: Deciphering ancient Indian history | James Prinsep
TRAIL ADMIN , October 30, 2020 , Comments Off on The Brahmi script: Deciphering ancient Indian history | James Prinsep
A 2000-year old Indian script was decoded and a fascinating new chapter was added to Indian History. India learnt about Emperor Ashoka, one of the greatest kings to have ever ruled over the subcontinent. This is the story of an ancient king who carved his edicts on rock faces and stone pillars across India. It is the story of an Englishman named James Prinsep, who was determined to read what these ancient inscriptions said. And this is the story of the decoding of Brahmi – the oldest readable Indian script and the mother script of most modern Indian scripts.
Who are the village deities of Tamil Nadu? | Myths and Legends | Aiyan...
TRAIL ADMIN , November 2, 2020 , Comments Off on Who are the village deities of Tamil Nadu? | Myths and Legends | Aiyanar, Mariamman, Karuppusamy
Take a drive through rural Tamil Nadu and at the entrance to many villages, you will be greeted by colourful mud horses with fierce men riding atop them. What do these terracotta figures symbolise? This short video is about ancient village deities of south India; fearsome gods who protect, but are incredibly human as well. Listen to stories of how these village gods may have originated, and learn about the customs and beliefs they inspire to this day. This video takes you to an Aiyanar temple in a village called Keezha kuil kudi, on the outskirts of Madurai in south […]
Why is Vivekananda Memorial called Ice House? Vivekananda House Museum...
TRAIL ADMIN , November 2, 2020 , Comments Off on Why is Vivekananda Memorial called Ice House? Vivekananda House Museum and Cultural centre, Chennai
How did the British deal with the unrelenting heat of Indian summers in the 1800s? This is a fascinating story from the history of an enterprising young American and his successful venture that brought much joy and relief to the British in India. This short video takes you to an unusual building at the Marina beach in Chennai – the Vivekanandar Illam.
- Alai Darwaza – Qutub Minar Complex, Delhi NOVEMBER 21, 2020
- Marking History through British buildings NOVEMBER 17, 2020
- The last great queen of Travancore NOVEMBER 7, 2020
- Brahmi and the evolution of scripts OCTOBER 15, 2020
- The Cambodian King of Kanchipuram OCTOBER 14, 2020
- James Prinsep – the man who read the writing on the wall OCTOBER 10, 2020
- Mariamman – the Village Goddess who travelled SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
- Misnamed Monuments of Mamallapuram SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
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