Born on 30 January 1913 in Budapest (Hungary), Amrita Sher-Gill was a renowned Hungarian-Indian painter. She is considered to be one of the greatest women artists of the early 20th century and a pioneer in Modern Indian Art. She first gained recognition at the age of 19, for her oil painting titled, Young Girls (1932). Her work has influenced generations of Indian artists, and her depiction of the plight of women in the 1930s often revealed a sense of their loneliness and even hopelessness. Some of her outstanding works during this phase were Siesta, Village Scene, and In the Ladies’ Enclosure. The Govt. of India has declared her works as National Art Treasures, and most of them are housed in the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi. Amrita Sher-Gill passed away on 05 December 1941, leaving behind a priceless treasure of art and culture.
The Koh-i-Noor is amongst the most celebrated gems in the world. It was taken from India under the terms of the Last Treaty of Lahore, signed in 1839. After being shaped and cut by the British, it now weighs 105.6 Carat.
The Rath Yatra(Chariot festival) is one of the grandest festivals celebrated at the Jagannath Temple in Puri.This commemorates the annual visit of Lord Jagannath along with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra to their aunt’s house. Gundicha.
Bali Yatra, a festival that commemorates the rich maritime history of Odisha is celebrated throughout the state. In the historic city of Cuttack, a week-long event is organised starting from the day of Kartika Purnima.
Sivasagar, in Eastern Assam, is a city of historical and cultural significance, which also showcases nature's beauty. It served as the seat of power for the Ahoms, and contains important monuments from the era.
Step into the captivating history of the four queens who ruled in succession. Begums of Bhopal were known to be competent rulers as they redefined the city of Bhopal and maintained respectable relations with the British
This story is based on the World’s first all granite temple, the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur. The pride of Rajaraja Chola I, built almost 1000 years ago, this temple is the best example of precision and symmetry in architecture.
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