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A Full Text Reference Database on India

First Online: September 09, 2004
Page Last Updated: January 29, 2014

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Sports of Vijayanagar Empire
Research paper on the sports and pastimes prevalent in the Vijayanagar empire.
Swami Vivekananda & Ramakrishna Mission
Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Mission has had a profound impact on Indian society and were instrumental in renewing Hindu Vedantic Philosophy
Goa's Freedom Fight
Pictures and stories of Goa's struggle for freedom from Portugal and her integration with rest of India.
Muslim EducationIslamic Education System
Institutions and means of education prevalent in medieval South India during the Islamic rule.
V. N.O'keySilent Worker
Biography of socialist photographer and artist V.N. O'key by Jyotsna Kamat.
"As I Knew O'key"
Socialist collegaue N.G. Goray remembers silent worker V.N. O'key.
Gandhi Autobiography
Full text of Gandhi's autobiography "The Stories of My Experiments with Truth" with annotations and hyperlinks.
A Konkani Book of 1904
Digital scan of a rare Konkani book containing Konkani renditions of Purandaradasa's devotional songs.
How I wrote 'Gita-Rahasya'
Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak writes that "Gita does not preach renunciation". He says Gita preaches action, and asks everyone to study Gita for its philosophical beauty.
Prehistoric India
Life, animals, and expressions depicted in prehistoric cave-shelter paintings of India. Illustrations by K.L.Kamat.
Indigenous Indians
Primary sources such as diary entries, letters, sketches, and photographs documenting the various tribes of India.
Tiruppavai Illustrations
Tiruppavai illustrations are sublime spiritual art done in pen and ink, and conveying the profound devotion of Vaishnava faith.
Inside Forbidden Tibet
Rare pictures of Tibet taken during a trip in 1949 by Lowell Thomas Jr.
Socialist PostersSocialist Posters of India
Exhibition of Posters of Socialist Movements in India, from V.N. O'key Collection.
Mysore PortraituresMysore Portraitures
Portraits of leading citizens of Mysore kingdom commissioned by the ruler in the 19th century, provide lots of clues into period fashions, governance, and administrative posts.
Indian Painting
A large collection of paintings from India shows representative styles, themes, and techniques.
Temples of Orissa
Article covering the great temples of Orissa such as Jagannath temple, Lingaraja temple, and Konark family of temples.
Temples of Gujarat
Analysis of Jain and Hindu temple architecture of Gujarat; covers all important temples.
Temples of Kashmir
A survey of important Buddhist, Shaivaite, and Vaishnava temples of Kashmir region.
Animal MotifsAnimal Motifs
Collection of pictures showing animal life as depicted in ancient and not-so-ancient Indian art.
19th Century India
The study of 19th century India is important because it provides a glimpse of India in earlier centuries.
WomanhoodIndian Womanhood
English translation of Jyotsna Kamat's research book on Indian women covering worship of women, Sati system, and education of women in ancient India.
Content Scavenging
The story of how we scavenged unusual sources of contents to build a reference database.
Indian Cinema
Reviews, research, biographies, and other miscellaneous topics on India's large movie industry; includes rare stills.
Indian Architecture - 5000 Years
Detailed discussion of styles and schools of Indian architecture over the last five thousand years.
Worship of WomenWorship of Women
Article on the practice of worshipping womanhood as depicted in tantric art, sculptures, and manuscripts.
Indian LandscapesIndian Landscapes
Depiction of Indian landscapes by European artists of 18th and 19th century.
Remembering Illustrated Weekly
Article remembering the glory days of India's premier weekly during 1970s and 80s. Includes links to abstracts of many important special issues.
Physical EducationPhysical Education
Chapter on physical education in medieval South India from the book "Education in Karnataka through the ages" by Jyotsna Kamat
Jain EducationJain Education
Chapter on Jain system of education from the book "Education in Karnataka through the ages" by Jyotsna Kamat
Buddhist Education
Chapter on Buddhist system of education from the book "Education in Karnataka through the ages" by Jyotsna Kamat
Tribal WomenWomen in Tribal Societies
Jyotsna Kamat's eye opening research paper on the role of women in tribal societies of Central India, and what we can learn from them.
Journals on IndiaIndian Journals
A painstakingly compiled list of over sixty scholarly journals covering various aspects of India. Includes ISSNs and links to online contents.
Preceptors of Medieval Karnataka
Brief biographies of great medieval gurus Vadiganghala Bhatta, Somesvarabhattopadhyaya, Achalaprakasasvami and Vamashakti.
Food Habits of Vijayanagara Times
Research paper explores the food habits of Indians during the Vijayanagar times, using references in period literature, archaeology, and travelogues.
Everyday Bhatkal
Research paper on depiction of everyday life in a 16th century temple sculptures of Bhatkal town.
Historical PicturesCorbis Collection
Gallery of rare and historic pictures donated by Corbis - Bettmann.
Pictorial Tour of India
Colorful and stunning images of India culled from Corel Professional Photos, elaborately indexed and cross-referenced.
Indian Philately
The stamps of India truly represent India's vast cultural and geographic diversity. Common and rare stamps from a private collection.
History of EducationHistory of Education
Full text of Jyotsna Kamat's book documenting the tradition of education in Karnataka through the centuries; covers Buddhist, Jaina, Hindu, and Islamic educational systems.

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