We are in autumn but it remains very warm. Reading autumn poetry is about the only one to keep one’s cool. The skies, growing gradually peaceful, flow like long rivers across heaven, with sandbanks formed of the white clouds and … Continue reading →
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Tagged 15th century, 1760s, autumn, block print, circle dance, dandiya ras, indian textile, Jaipur, marigolds, miniature painting, monsoon wedding, mudrarakshasa, nagin, navaratri, painted cloth, Rajput, rasamandala, sharad ritu, tillotama shome, vijay raaz, vishakhadatta, Vyjayanthimala, zamaanapatsi
The illustrations for Tamil periodicals have a long history and some illustrators are nearly as well known as the writers. A number of serialised stories are historical romances (think Chola empire, Pallavas) and the drawings are fairly vivid in recreating an era, albeit … Continue reading →
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Tagged ancient india, chola, historical costume, historical drama, illustrations, kalki, pallava, parthiban kanavu, sandilyan, sujatha, Tamil, Tamil Cinema, Tamil magazines, tamil women, Vyjayanthimala, yavana rani
Vyjayanthimala in the film on the life of Amrapali, the Licchavi courtesan who converted to Buddhism. Bhanu Athaiya (who also designed for Sahib, Bibi aur Ghulam and later won an Oscar for Gandhi) apparently based the costumes on Buddhist frescoes, though in the frescoes (as in the statues … Continue reading →
Posted in Ancient India, Buddhism, Costume, Indian Cinema, Old Bollywood, Period Drama, Sari Blouse
Tagged 1966, Amrapali, ancient india, Buddhism, historical costume, sari blouse, Vyjayanthimala
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Off to college one presumes!