Sarod players Aashish Khan, Amit Bhattacharya, Bahadur Khan, Basant Kabra and flute player Hariprasad Chaurasia were all students of Annapoorna Devi who co-founded the Maihar Gharana of Hindustani music with her father and Sarod maestro Ustad Allauddin Khan.
Ibn Battutah mentions Queen Sultana Khadeeja Rehendhi Kabaidhi Kilege who ruled for thirty years, standing up against enemies and divisive forces in her kingdom and within her own family. Sultana Khadeeja ,who traced her ancestry to “Bengal”, carried on a flourishing trade with Bengal, exporting cowrie shells and importing rice, writes Dr.Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai in newsin.asia
From around 943 AD till about 1830, there was a flourishing trade between the Maldives and Bengal using the cowrie as currency. Copper coins replaced cowries only when the British firm Messrs, Boulton and Watt started minting millions of copper coins around 1830, writes anthropologist Dr.Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai in newsin.asia.
Puppets are a part of popular culture and entertainment across the world, especially in the South Asian region. They reflect the cultural heritage of their region, its mythology, music, beliefs, rites and rituals. Puppetry has been around since ancient times, writes cultural anthropologist Dr. Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai in newsin.asia
The Uttarakanda of Valmiki’s Ramayana, says that Sri Lanka was created by the celestial architect Vishwakarma for the Gods in heaven. Another lore has it that after Lord Shiva married Parvati, he instructed Vishwakarma to construct Lanka so that the couple might reside there, says cultural anthropologist Dr.Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai in newsin.asia
Cultural anthropologist Dr.Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai looks at the various traditional grass mats of South Asia to bring out their aesthetic value, and the various materials and techniques that are used in their manufacture.
Colombo, Aug 7 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lankan film “Bhavatharana”, directed by Devinda D. Kongahage won the "Most Outstanding Film" Award under international category at the recently held Asia Tourism Induced Film and Television Awards Festival 2018, held in Taizhou, Zhenjiang Province, China, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The Festival was hosted by the All China Television Artists Association (CTAA), Bureau of Press, Publication,...
Cultural and Visual anthropologist and South Asian expert Dr.Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai writes on five women from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan who had pioneered writing in the English language in the South Asian region.
Colombo, July 25 (newsin.asia) - The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! will come to the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapakse Theater for an eight-day run from December 22 to 30 as part of the international tour. MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with an enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolding...
A three day 'Belt and Road' painting exhibition featuring works by Sri Lankan and Chinese youth got underway in the capital of Colombo on Monday, strengthening friendship between the youth of the two countries. The exhibition has on display over 100 paintings, featuring the children's understandings on China's Belt and Road initiative and the cultural and friendship bond shared between Sri...