Tag Archives: 16th century

The Mughals-1

It’s probably accurate to say that an indigenous form of the Islamic clothing brought in by the Mughals (a mix of Turkish and Persian influences) took shape during the reign of Akbar and Jahangir.  This period also sees the style … Continue reading

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Roop and Baz

At first love seemed easy but after hard. [X] For a couple whose legendary relationship was built on a love of poetry and music, Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati appear an awful lot in hunting scenes in miniature paintings. Their … Continue reading

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Recreating Vintage/Historical Art

Like him or hate him, Raja Ravi Varma remains influential more than a 100 years after his death. Recreating his work seems to be a bit of a thing ranging from the recent Rang Rasiya to Makaramanju to Pushpamala’s photo … Continue reading

Posted in 16th Century, 1900s, 1930s, Art, art recreation, Asia, Bengal, Documentary, ghaghra, historical art, historical costume, indian art, Indian Women, Malayalam Cinema, miniature paintings, Paintings, Sari, Vintage, vintage costume | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Africans in India

Given proximity, its not very surprising that there has been an African presence in India from very early on.  Pakistan for e.g. has a large number of people of African origin, as does Gujarat (the Siddis). As early as in the … Continue reading

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