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Several institutions and individuals have helped us in acquiring the vast content that go into the production of Kamat's Potpourri Website and we hereby wish to acknowledge their contribution with our deep gratitude.

 Listed in no particular order:


  • Tulasidas Kamat for his enthusiastic supply of transport (boat, jeep, scooter, car, bicycle, bullock cart) vehicles that enabled Krishnanand to travel to remotest corners of Uttara Kannada (topics - pictures)
  • Gajanan Kamat for providing inside information of special events and places, so Kamat could travel there and photograph the people.
  • Dr. R. Seshasastry for numerous field trips in Kannada and Telugu heartlands
  • Prof. M. Chidananda Murthy for making palm-leaf texts and other great texts available for study (see: palm-leaf texts)
  • Dr. A.L. Narasimhan for insights into the Arts of Karnataka
  • Dr. Suryanath Kamath (portrait - interview) for the resources at the Gazetteer Department
  • Dr. Srinivas Havanoor for prompting numerous research topics
  • Friends Maruti Kumble and D. K. Murthy who for years assisted Kamat in his photography through supply of chemicals and photographic equipment.
  • Prof. G.S. Dikshit (see portrait) for expert opinions and guidance
  • G.V. Burde for years of scholarly note-taking work done for Kamats and for teaching English to Vikas and Jyotsna (see his notes on the Bhagawad-Gita)
  • Dr. A. Sundara for the resources at the Department of Archaeology and Museums
  • Prof. C. Sivaramamurti, Director of National Museums
  • Prof. M.P.L. Shastry of Mysore Education Society for allowing the use of Library
  • Hoogoppalu R. Krishnamurthy for friendship and help in several field studies
  • Artists Narad and Rudrakumar Jha at the Tribal Museum (pictures) in Chindwada
  • Dr. V.S. Wakankar  for assistance and guidance for photographing the rock paintings of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Superintendent Shri Kumar at the Central Bureau of Investigations 
  • Dr. P.R. Tippeswamy for encouraging the study of Kavi Art, and for making available the painted leather puppets (topics - pictures) for study.
  • Subramanya Raje Urs (see: Chaduranga) for great help in the study of Mysore traditional paintings (topics)
  • Kusumakar Manjrekar for patronizing Kamat in Madhya Pradesh
  • Srimad Vidyadhiraj Teerth Sripad Vader (see portrait) of  the Gokarn Paratkal Muth for allowing the documentation of its archives
  • Friends from the third estate: S. Diwakar (formerly of Millige - portrait), Anand (formerly of Sudha), Santosh Kumar Gulwadi (formerly of Taranga), Chennabasappa Patil (of Karmaveera)
  • Dr. Ramakant Joshi of Manohara Grintha Mala for some of the rare pictures of Kannada writers (pictures)
  • Prof. C.N. Mangala (picture) of N.M.K.R.V. College for the opportunity to photograph the collections of the Shashwati Women's Museum (pictures)
  • Dr. K.R. Ganesh for research assistance and logistical assistance.
  • T. Narasimha Shenoy for donating photographic and artistic works of V.N. O'key.
  • D.G. Mallikarjuna for making philatelic resources and for photographic contributions.
  • Seema Kamat, Aparna Burde, Dr. C. Sudhama, Prakash Burde, Vaishali Murdeshwar and Dr. Sushama Arur for typing and proof-reading assistance.
  • Nithyanand Pai of Karkal for sharing his personal numismatics and antique collection and for co-operation during documentation.
  • The team at Sriranga Digital Technologies, Srirangapattana for assistance in typing, OCR, and tagging.
  • Dr. R. Leela of Mysore Association in Mumbai for assistance in acquiring rare books from libraries.


  • University of Mumbai for prompting the research on History of Education in India
  • The Karnataka State Gazetteer Department
  • The Karnataka Lalit Kala (Fine Arts) Academy
  • The Kannada Department of University of Bangalore
  • The All India Radio
  • The Karnataka University, Dharwad
  • The Folk Art Museum, Mysore
  • The Tribal Museum, Chindwada (pictures)
  • Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Mysore (pictures)
  • The Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad (pictures)
  • The Sanchi Museum, Sanchi (pictures)
  • Department of Archeology and Museums, Government of India
  • Prince of Wales Museum, Bombay (pictures)
  • The Shirali Museum, Shirali (pictures)
  • The Keladi Museum
  • Dubella Museum, Dubella, Madhya Pradesh (pictures)
  • The Karnataka Sahitya Academy
  • The N.M.K.R.V. College, Bangalore (pictures)
  • The M.E.S. College, Bangalore
  • The Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI), Government of India (pictures)
  • Corbis for donation of many historical images


There are numerous other people who have lent us an helping hand -- holding ladders, providing shelter, photocopying, and proof reading our articles -- without whom this work would not have been possible. We thank each of them. 

We also gratefully thank those who agreed to be photographed by Kamat (see Never Been Photographed, Faces of India).


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