Indian History, Culture and Diversity

Ramappa Temple India’s 39th World Heritage Site

Context In yet another landmark achievement, India’s nomination of Rudreswara Temple, (also known as the Ramappa Temple) at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal in the state of Telangana  has been inscribed…

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Puya Manuscript Tradition

Context Manipur has a little-known but highly evolved Puya Manuscript Tradition . Most of the roughly 40,000 manuscripts or puya are not illustrated, but those that are, come with some extremely beautiful…

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6 UNESCO heritage sites added to tentative list in India

Context Recently, 6 UNESCO heritage sites have been added to India’s tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites. Six of the nine sites submitted by the Archaeological Survey of India…

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Why Malerkotla is special for Punjab, and Sikhs?

How did the Malerkotla princely state come into being? Historically, Malerkotla owes its foundations in the 15th century to Sufi saint Sheikh Sadrauddin Sadar-i-Jahan, also known as Haider Sheikh. The…

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