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In no specific order: The decade started with Jawaharlal Nehru as Prime Minister and ended with Indira Gandhi as the PM. From 1964-1966, we had Lal Bahadur Shastri (pictured here in 1964) as the Prime Minister. In 1961 Goa was annexed … Continue reading
The 1950s was the first decade of India as an independent, sovereign country. After the excitement of the 30s and 40s, it is a decade in which the excitement lies in nation-building. This was a decade of nationalisation in which … Continue reading
The word spiritual is a rather loose rubric for this post which encompasses women philosophers, traditions of mysticism and wandering minstrels. None of these is entirely exclusive of the other yet they are different ways of pursuing knowledge or the … Continue reading
On tumblr: Razia Sultan and Chand Bibi.
Just a few bits and pieces before I move on. First, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, set in 16th century India. By this century there were a number of influences flowing though India but Mira Nair quite obviously roots her aesthetic in old … Continue reading