Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×
Amongst the objects are fine examples of silver-inlaid bidri ware and a selection of magnificent gem-set and enamelled arms and armour. IANS

Christie’s brings together a selection of over 30 fine paintings and 20 courtly objects in its ongoing auction ‘Arts of India – Heavenly Gods and Earthly Pleasures’.

The online auction will take place from 4-25 June and feature objects from a range of artistic centres throughout India. The sale illustrates the variety of classical Indian painting traditions, many with depictions of Hindu gods and heroes and scenes from well-known epics. It is curated with iconic examples from the Mughal, Deccani, Rajasthani, Pahari, and Company schools of painting. It’s a classic collection of Indian culture and heritage.


For interesting news updates, follow Newsgram on Facebook

Amongst the objects are fine examples of silver-inlaid bidri ware and a selection of magnificent gem-set and enamelled arms and armour, which display the wealth and grandeur of India’s regional courts.


The sale illustrates the variety of classical Indian painting traditions, many with depictions of Hindu gods and heroes. IANS

The sale also includes an opulent collection of 25 hand-woven and intricately embroidered Kashmir shawls dating from the 18th to the late 19th century, an early Indian dhurrie that was purchased in Egypt in 1928 and brought to England onboard the SS Empress of France and an imposing carpet from the Deccan that was formerly owned by the renowned American interior designer, Michael S. Smith.

Also Read: Disney+ Hotstar Forays into Global Health and Wellness

With estimates ranging from �200 to �35,000, and a rich selection of splendid patterns, colours and designs, this sale presents a fantastic opportunity for new and seasoned collectors alike. (IANS)


Popular

Unsplash

Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal.

"In India, to be born as a man is a crime, to question a woman is an atrocious crime, and this all because of those women who keep suppressing men in the name of feminism."

Feminism, a worldwide movement that started to establish, define and defend equal rights for women in all sections- economically, politically, and socially. India, being a patriarchal society gives a gender advantage to the men in the society thus, Indian feminists sought to fight against the culture-specific issue for women in India. Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal. It states nowhere that women should get more wages than men, that women deserve more respect than men, that's pseudo-feminism.

Keep Reading Show less
wikimedia commons

Yakshi statue by Kanayi Kunjiraman at Malampuzha garden, Kerala

Kerala is a land of many good things. It has an abundance of nature, culture, art, and food. It is also a place of legend and myth, and is known for its popular folklore, the legend of Yakshi. This is not a popular tale outside the state, but it is common knowledge for travellers, especially those who fare through forests at night.

The legend of the yakshi is believed to be India's equivalent of the Romanian Dracula, except of course, the Yakshi is a female. Many Malayalis believe that the Yakshi wears a white saree and had long hair. She has a particular fragrance, which is believed to be the fragrance of the Indian devil-tree flowers. She seduces travellers with her beauty, and kills them brutally.

Keep Reading Show less
Pinterest

Ancient India not only made mentions of homosexuality but accepted it as well.


The LGBTQ+ acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and others. In India LGBTQ+ community also include a specific social group, part religious cult, and part caste: the Hijras. They are culturally defined either as "neither men nor women" or as men who become women by adopting women's dress and behavior. Section 377 of the India Penal code that criminalized all sexual acts "against the order of nature" i.e. engaging in oral sex or anal sex along with other homosexual activities were against the law, ripping homosexual people off of their basic human rights. Thus, the Indian Supreme Court ruled a portion of Section 377 unconstitutional on 6th September 2018.

Keep reading... Show less