Kalamkari the ancient Indian art of painting
Kalamkari refers to a method of painting natural dyes onto cotton or silk fabric with a bamboo pen or kalam. The name kalamkari translates as pen (kalam) work (kari) in Hindi/Urdu, and was most likely derived from trade relationships between Persian and...
ANCIENT Indian MATHEMATICS
There are opposing views prevalent regarding the prominence of mathematics in ancient India. One, there are those who make excessive claims for the antiquity of Indian mathematics with the motive of emphasizing the uniqueness of Indian mathem...
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ANCIENT INDIAN CIVILIZATION
In the 1920s, a huge discovery in South Asia proved that Egypt and Mesopotamia were not the only "early civilizations." In the vast Indus River plains (located in what is today Pakistan and western India), under layers of land and mounds of dirt, archae...
“It was many and many a year ago/In a kingdom by the sea…” are lines that could easily be employed to illustrate the development of Indian civilization around 1500 B.C.E. There are still a number of uncertainties as to how exactly everything originated, however there is an abundance of infor...
Insights on Statecraft and Reflections of Ancient Indian Society
By Sayem Islam
This paper investigates the Arthashastra and its implications for ancient Indian
society, as well as the rationale behind the principles underlying the text.1 It is neces...
Polity, Constitution and Social Issues
Polity & Constitution
Constitution of India is the supreme law of India. It lays down the framework defining fundamental political principles, establishing the structure, procedures, powers and duties, of the government and spells out the fundamental rights...
Indian wedding ceremony
Marriage in Sanskrit language is called ‘vivaha’. The male is expected to be about twenty-five years of age and the female to have attained about sixteen years. Two individuals who have lived independently now form a life-long companionship. It becomes a life of unity...
Ancient India saw the relationship between knowledge of science and technology, with religion and social relations. The archaeological remains of the Indus Valley reveal knowledge of applied sciences. Scientific techniques were used in irrigation, Metallurgy, making of fired bricks and pottery, a...
“If we were to look over the whole world to fine out the country most richly endowed with all the wealth, power and beauty that nature can bestow-in some parts a very paradise on earth-I should point to India”. ~ Max Mueller
What Max Mueller said is indeed true. Crowned by the Himalayas on top...
Education in Ancient India
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Ancient Yogic Teaching on Right Food and Eating Habits
“The less you eat, the longer you live”
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“If you eat too much, you will get sick. Gluttony has been the death of many people; avoid it and live longer.”
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“Food kills more peop...
Indian Ethos & Values in Modern Management
“Certainly we should take care not to make intellect our God. Intellect has, of course, powerful muscles but no personality. It cannot lead. It can only serve. It is not fastidious about its choice of leaders (Mind or Soul). The intellect has a sharp e...
INDIAN POLITICAL THINKERS DURING THE INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE
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Exotic India! The land of fantasies, architecture, and rich culture including enthralling art, music and dance elaborated through a platter of spices. The rich culture of India is diverse and appeals to millions around the world to experience the cultural diversity it provides. From the Taj Mahal to...
Forts in ancient India
Three major methods were used for the construction of ancient Indian forts. The first consisted of earthen ramparts. Often they were constructed of the sand which was dug out of the ditch surrounding the fort. The second of rubble with earth on the outside which was more stur...
The Legacy of Indian Removal
"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." — Ancient Indian Proverb
Before they had significant contact with Europeans, Indi...
The Indian Hospitality Industry
Hospitality in India is based on the Sanskrit adage ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ or ‘guest is god’. The concept was adapted by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India which aims at creating awareness about rich variety of tourism in India.
India is curr...
"Satyameva Jayate" (satyam-eva jayate सत्यमेव जयते; literal English: Truth Alone Triumphs) is a mantra from the ancient Indian scripture Mundaka Upanishad. Upon independence of India, it was adopted as the national motto of India. It is inscribed inDevanagari scr...
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Summary
An Ancient Mariner, unnaturally old and skinny, with deeply-tanned skin and a "glittering eye", stops a Wedding Guest who is on his way to a wedding reception with two companions. He tries to resist the Ancient Mariner, who compels him to sit and listen to...