Category Archives: Christianity

Seasons Greetings

The annual post on Christmas themed art from India. First up the Margam Kali from Kerala.  The dance is not Christmas specific though many schools do seem to hold competitions including the dance around December. The costume is the traditional … Continue reading

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Internet Sleuthing – Mary Bhor

Mary Bhor (1865?-1913) Daughter of Rao Saheb Ramji Gangaji Bhor and a second generation Christian, she took advantage of her English education and fairly liberal background provided by her parents. She had obtained a teacher’s training certificate from London and … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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Lit Post – 1

After a few days, he began to visit the boy’s home in Palayamkottai and met his sisters who, dressed in the daring new style of pavadai, blouse and dhavani, strolled about book in hand. Extracts from Padmavati, A. Madhaviah, Trs … Continue reading

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The Christmas Post

Miniature paintings of the 18th century and early nineteenth century sometimes contain Christian themes.  Often these were commissioned by Europeans, the palette and figures are reflective of prevalent Indian styles with some modifications. Oudh offers some examples of paintings of The … Continue reading

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The Goa Post – 2

Angelo da Fonseca, who was known for his Indianised Christian themed art. The two paintings, dated 1967 and 1959, represent the two most common dress forms worn in India, the sari and the three piece that includes a dupatta and … Continue reading

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The Goa Post – 1

The Reis Magos Fort in Goa has an exhibition of Mario Miranda’s 1951 illustrated diary. It is an amusing and  interesting look at Goan society (largely the Catholic part of it) circa 1951. I loved the captions and little quirky … Continue reading

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