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Maratha King Shivaji
A brief biography and a timeline of Shivaji who founded the powerful Maratha kingdom.

The Konkani Language
Dr. K. L. Kamat traces the origins and development of the Konkani language.

Luxury Transport of Palanquins
The romance, utility, and the history of palanquins in India.

Women of India
Frequently asked questions and articles on the roles and status of women in India. Includes biographies, topics on {{Sati}}, widows, history and artifacts.

Festival of Colors
The festival of Holi is celebrated in India by spraying colors on each other. Pictorial exhibition showing celebration of the Holi.

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House of Pictures
Photographs and Paintings


Kavi Art Designs on a Temple Wall
Picture shows how designs are featured at every corner of the temple
Kavi Art Murals
Kamat`s Cameras
Kamat's First Camera

Amrita Shergil (1913-1941)
Painter Amrita Shergill
Rashtrakuta Period Sculpture
Trimurti of Elephanta
Faces of Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheswar embodied as one

Qutb Minar, Delhi
13th century monument in red sandstone is a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture
Qutb  Minar Tower
Paintings of Indian Monuments
The Cuttub Minar in the Ruins of Ancient Delhi
Painting by Lieut. Col. C.R. Forrest

Islamic Kamasutra (?)
Painting shows couple in Islamic attire and features engaged in coitus. It is unlikely that such paintings are based on actual models, and experts typically attribute them to artist's imagination.
Painting Inspired by Kamasutra
Acrobatic Sex Position
"Practice Yoga and Excel at Sex"
Vatsyayana recommends physical excerise and Yoga to become a good lover

The Descent of Ganga River
Sculpture from Mahabalipuram in Tamilnadu
"Gangavatarana" Sculpture
Pen and Ink Portraits
Acharya Narendra Dev (1889-1956)
Freedom fighter and social reformer Acharya Narendra Dev

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