Ministry of Tourism: Exploring Pondicherry’s French quarter
ADMIN , December 2, 2020 , Comments Off on Ministry of Tourism: Exploring Pondicherry’s French quarter
Pondicherry in South India is the perfect place for a holiday – pretty beaches, cool sea breezes, cosy cafes and rich History. On this virtual tour, we will focus on the historically rich French Quarter. It is a picture perfect place, with its marigold coloured buildings draped in bright bougainvillea. In the days of the French, only the white people lived here, so it used to be called White Town. It was designed to resemble a European city, with its grid patterned streets and its parks. The colonial bungalows were quietly tucked away in the midst of colourful gardens. Storytrails, […]
How did the Matrilineal system of Kerala work? | Thiruvananthapuram
ADMIN , November 6, 2020 , Comments Off on How did the Matrilineal system of Kerala work? | 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. Read more at our blog here.
Brahmi script: Decoding ancient Indian history | James Prinsep
ADMIN , October 30, 2020 , Comments Off on Brahmi script: Decoding 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. You […]
Who are the village gods of Tamil Nadu? | Aiyanar, Mariamman
ADMIN , November 2, 2020 , Comments Off on Who are the village gods of Tamil Nadu? | Aiyanar, Mariamman
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 village gods of Tamil Nadu; fearsome gods who protect, but are incredibly human as well. Listen to stories of how these ancient village deities may have originated, and learn about the myths and legends, and 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 […]
- 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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