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First Online: May 26, 2000
Last Updated: October 31, 2016

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  • Mysticism in India -- Article exploring mysticism in Indian culture; saints of Sufism and bridal mysticism
  • "As I Knew O'key" -- Socialist collegaue N.G. Goray remembers silent worker V.N. O'key.
  • 19th Century India -- The study of 19th century India is important because it provides a glimpse of India in earlier centuries.
  • 20th Century Families -- Photographs of the joint-family system of India when extended family operated as an atomic unit.
  • 50 Years of Kamat -- Photographs marking the 50 years of amateur photography by humanist Krishnanand Kamat.
  • A Day with Gandhi -- Never before seen photographs of Gandhi in his hermitage by V.N. O'key; includes a commentary identifying various individuals close to Gandhi.
  • A Distant journey to Nowhere -- K.L. Kamat travels from his home town in northern Karnataka to a rural place in Rajasthan to seek employment.
  • A Konkani Book of 1904 -- Digital scan of a rare Konkani book containing Konkani renditions of Purandaradasa's devotional songs.
  • Adi Shankaracharya -- Biography of the great scholar and philosopher Shankara who revived Hinduism and founded the Advaitic school of thought.
  • Advertise on Kamat's Potpourri -- Information for advertisers on how to advertise on Kamat's Potpourri website. Includes details on "Bottom-of-the-page" text messages.
  • Ajanta and Ellora -- The caves of Ajanta and Ellora in Maharashtra are adorned with elaborate sculptures and paintings of an era that has long gone.
  • Akbar the Great -- Akbar, the greatest of the Moguls, stands tall among the kings who ruled India
  • Alamkara - 5000 Years of Indian Art -- Online exhibit exploring the notion of ornamentation in Indian art in domestic, religious and courtly settings.
  • Amma's Column -- Dr. Jyotsna Kamat covers interesting topics in Indian culture, India's past, and some of the inspiring people she has met during her illustrious career.
  • Amriteshwara Temple -- All the Hindu mythologies come alive in this lesser known Hoysala temple of Tarikere town.
  • Anglo-Indian Community -- A brief article on the bi-racial community of India who are descendants of ruling British and local Indians.
  • Animal Motifs -- Collection of pictures showing animal life as depicted in ancient and not-so-ancient Indian art.
  • Animals and Ancient Indians -- Ancient Indians gave a great importance to nature, life and environment. They made deities out of animals and worshiped them. Kamat on animals of Indian mythology.
  • Annie Besant -- Biography of Dr. Annie Besant, founder of ''Home Rule League'', and a great proponent of freedom for India.
  • Anonymous No More -- Kamat's letter to son Vikas on how his anonymous private life has been stirred up by a television interview.
  • AnthoBLOGy -- Often updated blog covering computing for recreation, tennis, India, and fantasy football.
  • Ants and Tribals -- Essay on human nature, the life of insects, and their co-existence based on a real life experience in Bengal.
  • Aperture Photo Blog -- Picture intensive weblog on pictures, picture making, and stories behind the pictures.
  • Appeasing God -- An insider's guide to understanding the elements of devotion and faith in India; includes details of what the devotees do to earn divine favors.
  • Arranged Marriages of India -- Article discusses the tradition of arranged marriages in India and lists the process, criteria, and advantages.
  • Artifacts of Heritage -- An assorted collection of historical and cultural artifacts from the Indian subcontinent
  • Ashokan Inscriptions -- Excerpts from ancient inscriptions of India propagating non-violence, peace that were erected by Emperor Ashoka.
  • Ask Gandhi -- Get an insight into the complex mind of Mohandas K. Gandhi through questions and researched answers.
  • ASP Vs PHP -- Article on choosing a scripting language for creation of dynamic web pages.
  • Avatars of Lord Vishnu -- A Listing of the ten manifestations of Lord Vishnu with pictures and links.
  • Ayyappa Cult -- Article and pictures of an increasingly popular seasonal cult in India who worship Hariharasuta Ayyappa.
  • Bahamani Kingdom -- Article on the Bahamani kingdom that spanned Bijapur, Gulbarga and Bidar
  • Bangles of the Gonda Tribe -- Different types of bangles worn by the Gonds of Central India; includes pictures.
  • Bathing and Hygiene -- Depiction of bathing and women's hygiene in historical texts and sculptures.
  • Bazaar Graphics -- Assortment of folk graphics found in Indian markets, packaging, posters, and campaigns.
  • Beauties of Khajuraho -- The temples of Khajuraho built in the tenth century contain stunningly explicit sexual sculptures.
  • Beauty is Skin Deep -- Memorable photographs of handicapped children at an orphanage in Melkote going about their daily activities.
  • Begging Profession in India -- Kamat on why people beg in India, their modus operandi, their social and love life. He wonders whether feeding the beggars keeps the profession alive
  • Bengali Theater -- A brief history of stage in Bengal, including Tagore's influence on it.
  • Bhikaji Cama and the Indian Tricolor -- The incredible story of Madam Bhikaji Cama and the first unfurling of India's national flag.
  • Body as Medium of Art -- Exhibition of expressions of art done on human body. Includes tattoos, henna, piercing, and religious body art.
  • Boy Becomes Man -- Pictorial exhibition of the Hindu ordaining ritual known as the Upanayanam or Munji
  • Brahmin Communities -- A comprehensive list of Brahmin communities of India documented for anthropological research purposes.
  • Buddhist Education -- Chapter on Buddhist system of education from the book "Education in Karnataka through the ages" by Jyotsna Kamat
  • Builders of Karnataka -- On the occasion of the 50 years of forming the state of Karnataka, we remember those responsible for unification the language and the region.
  • Buildings of Bangalore -- Pictures of some of the landmark buildings of Bangalore
  • Bus to Bastar -- Kamat travels to Bastar in Central India to study the tribals and their connections to modern civilization.
  • By Jyotsna Kamat -- Dr. Jyotsna Kamat is an active contributor to Kamat's Potpourri. Read all her articles here.
  • Camera Monkey -- Article narrates Kamat's passion for photography, even when he had no facilities
  • Campus Life -- A collection of pictures showing Indian schools, colleges, universities, and students. Include a guide to slangs used in Indian campuses.
  • Candid Camera -- Candid pictures of India, taken without modeling or photographic preparation.
  • Castes of Ramayana -- A complete list of professions mentioned in Ramayana provides insight into the caste system of India.
  • Charity Personified -- Biography of eminent congressman Karnad Sadashiva Rao (1881-1936)
  • Children of Asphalt -- Population experts are worried about the children of India. Not them! Pictures of happy children growing up on the streets of India.
  • Children of the Forest God -- Learn about the little known, but very rich traditions and cultures of the tribals of India
  • Color Black -- Series of pictures exploring the black color and its connotations in Indian culture.
  • Colors of India -- Are you one of those who felt our site lacks color? While it is true that most of our content is in black and white, we bring you this delightful presentation on colors of India.
  • Computers in Villages -- Experiences of introducing computers in rural India during 1980s; includes quotes on why India needs computers.
  • Congress Archive -- Rare pictures and artifacts from the archives of Indian National Congress. A pictorial story of India's freedom struggle.
  • Conscience Personified -- Biographical sketch of Saint Madhvacharya (also known as Poornaprajna or the Completely Conscious).
  • Contemporary History of India -- Topics on contemporary history of India (post 1980), including Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Operation Bluestar, the Plague and outsourcing boom
  • Content Scavenging -- The story of how we scavenged unusual sources of contents to build a reference database.
  • Corbis Collection -- Gallery of rare and historic pictures donated by Corbis - Bettmann.
  • Cricket Craze of India -- Cricket is certainly India's pastime. A series of pictures of common people engaged in the game of Cricket.
  • Cross Dressing in Indian Theater -- Photographic exhibition of men dressed as women (and a few other way around)
  • Culinary Arts -- Study of Indian paintings and sculptures reveals India's rich culinary traditions.
  • Dakhani Miniatures -- Amalgamation of Persian and Indian paintings.
  • Dalit Saint Peddi -- Biography of medieval Veerashaiva saint Urilinga Peddi and why his kind is rare in the caste ridden Indian society.
  • Dance of the Celestials -- Yakshagana is a complete theater which includes song, dance and drama.
  • Dances of India -- The long and interesting history of the Indian dance form
  • Dancing for Gods -- For the last eight hundred years, night after night, a dance performance is offered to Lord Hanuman in the village of Gundabala. Human audience does not matter!
  • Dancing for the Gods -- In the remote village of Gundabala, a classical performance of Yakshagana is played for the appeasement of Lord Hanuman every night for eight months.
  • Daria-Daulat -- Paintings on the walls of a summer place of Tippu Sultan are both beautiful and historic.
  • Dasara Festival -- Pictorial exhibition of celebration of Dasara festival in different parts of India, especially in Mysore.
  • Daughter-in-law in India -- Essay about a trip to India by a foreign woman visiting India as a daughter-in-law.
  • Death by Demand -- India perhaps has the longest history of assisted suicides. Different types of suicides including Sati are discussed.
  • Degrees of Vegetarianism -- Some notes on what is considered as vegetarian food in India, and some reasoning behind those practices.
  • Dharwad -- Dharwad is the home of delicious phedas, delicate Kasuti saris, of Hindustani classical music, and a seat of learning.
  • Diversity of India -- The study of diversity of India is an interesting exercise in human anthropology.
  • Doors and Windows of India -- A collection of common and uncommon door designs and window designs from India.
  • Educating the Fair Sex -- Tradition of female education in Karnataka
  • Elephant FAQ -- Answers to frequently asked questions about the elephants of India.
  • Elephants of Mysore -- Interesting anecdotes and history of the majestic elephants employed during Dasara festivities of Mysore.
  • Embroidery Arts of India -- Article and pictures on embroidery arts of India such as zari, kasuti, chikan, and kantha.
  • Emerald Coast -- Articles and pictures of Uttara Kannada (North Kanara) district documented over five decades.
  • Emperor Ashoka -- Emperor Ashoka is be the first great statesman who spread peace in the world
  • Epigraphist P.B. Desai -- Biographical sketch of epigraphist Pandurangrao Bhimrao Desai.
  • Every Man, his Place -- A guide to the complex system of castes in India, including stereotypes, prejudice, myths, and history.
  • Everyday Bhatkal -- Research paper on depiction of everyday life in a 16th century temple sculptures of Bhatkal town.
  • Exploits of Krishna -- Depiction of life of Lord Krishna in Indian art and mythology; includes a number of pictures from Krishnaleela.
  • Extreme Nation -- "If anything, India is a country of extreme contrasts"
  • Extreme Vehicles -- Most Hindu Gods have their own vehicles that they use to go about their tasks and responsibilities. We bring you this fascinating exhibition of pictures from Indian mythologies.
  • Eye Witness Sati -- Sleeman's Eye Witness Account of a Voluntary Suicide Ritual
  • Faces of India -- Photographer Kamat captures the diversity of India through these memorable portraits
  • Festival of Colors -- The festival of Holi is celebrated in India by spraying colors on each other. Pictorial exhibition showing celebration of the Holi.
  • Festival of Lights -- The festival of Diwali (a.k.a Deepavali) is celebrated by lights, fireworks, and greetings - a picture collection. Also includes a brief note on the significance of Diwali.
  • Finding Happiness -- Kamat in a letter to his friend, "Man's success in life should not be measured in the wealth he builds or the power he acquires"
  • Flowers of Mysore -- K.L. Kamat profiles the floral paintings of Mukta Venkatesh.
  • Folk Artists of Karnataka -- When folk artists from all over Karnataka gathered for the World Kannada Conference, Kamat was there
  • 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.
  • Freedom Fighters of Karnataka -- In fighting for freedom of India, these leaders in fact fought for unification of Karnataka.
  • Friendship Photos -- Photographs of K.L.Kamat depicting "Friendship in Indian Society", includes children, women, and students.
  • Fun with Vegetables -- Kamat's lust for life is reflected even in the vegetables he buys! Pictures of common and uncommon vegetables of India.
  • Ganapati's Birthday -- The birthday of Lord Ganesh is among the most celebrated of the festivals in India.
  • Gandhi and Christianity -- Influence of Christianity on Gandhi's non-violent movement. Included Gandhi's views on Christianity.
  • Gandhi and Status of Women -- Article on Gandhi's efforts to involve women in all phases of development, including the struggle for India's freedom.
  • Gandhi Autobiography -- Full text of Gandhi's autobiography "The Stories of My Experiments with Truth" with annotations and hyperlinks.
  • Gandhi on Gita -- A primary inspiration for Gandhi came from the Indian epic of Bhagavad-Gita. Article on the influence of Gita on Gandhi.
  • Ganesh Burde Centennial -- Jyotsna Kamat pays tribute to her father Ganesh Burde on the occasion of his birth centennial.
  • Garuda in Space -- Screen-saver for Windows shows Garuda, the king of birds passing through space carrying Krishna and a consort
  • Gatekeeper in Indian Art -- The Dwarapalakas decorate and protect the entrances of temples in India. Online exhibition of pictures and an essay
  • Genitalia Worship -- Indians have worshipped the sexual organs for centuries. Pictures of the Linga mystique.
  • Genius D.R. Bendre -- Biography of Da. Ra. Bendre, the genius from Dharwad.
  • Girl Culture -- Pictures of Indian women (girls, women, and ladies) going about their life depict their characteristic lifestyle.
  • Given to Goddess -- Article and a number of pictures on the mysterious cult in Southern India called the devotees of Yellamma or Devadasis (temple women)
  • Goa's Freedom Fight -- Pictures and stories of Goa's struggle for freedom from Portugal and her integration with rest of India.
  • God is Indian -- India is the most religious country in the world. A profile of India's great religions, and influence of some of the foreign faiths.
  • God of Beginnings -- Ganapati is a very popular deity among Hindus and is worshipped all over the world as the God of beginning.
  • Golden Sands of Goa -- First person tourist experiences of Goa, which was under Portuguese rule for a long time and the culture is a fusion of East and West.
  • Gurukul days -- What was it like to be educated in a Gurukul at the turn of the century? Oral history on the education of Gadiyaram Ramakrishna Sharma of Andhra Pradesh
  • Gypsies of India -- Section on the nomadic tribes of India, known as Lambanis.
  • Hand-made Beauty -- Handicrafts in India feature two needs of mankind: the utility and the need for beauty.
  • Handspun Cotton -- The symbolism of wearing cloth made by human hands has historical and emotional connotations in India. A collection of pictures.
  • Havyak Brahmins -- Article on the Havyak Brahmin community includes community's history, prominent leaders and community's contributions.
  • Heard on Indian Campus -- A collection of commonly used slangs in college campuses in India. They all qualify as valid English expressions in India!
  • Helping Hands -- An introduction to the problem of child labor in India by Jyotsna Kamat, Discusses common jobs, mistreatment, and causes of child-labor.
  • Hero-stones of India -- The Mahasati and other hero-stones provide time-capsules of ancient India.
  • High Priest of Indian History -- Jyotsna Kamat's 1979 interview with Prof. R.C. Majumdar
  • Hindu Sacraments -- An introduction to the traditional Hindu sacraments helps understand many of the rituals of Hinduism in practice today.
  • Hindu Samskaras -- A series of artcles on Hindu religious sacraments by Dr. Jyotsna Kamat, including their symbolism, rituals, and history.
  • Hinduism Potpourri -- Hindu mythology, point of views, pictures of deities, sages and stories.
  • Hindustani Music -- A comprehensive lesson in learning to appreciate Hindustani classical music.
  • History & Culture of Orissa -- Section on the history, arts, and culture of Orissa covers its famous temples, handicrafts, and people.
  • History and Mystery of Kamat -- A rare peep into Kamat's formative years by a friend who was his room-mate.
  • History 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.
  • History of History of India -- How we know what we know about India: an introduction to students of Indian history
  • History of Kannada Language -- Jyotsna Kamat on the origins, development and important periods in the Kannada literature.
  • History of Kannada Literature -- Jyotsna Kamat traces the History of the Kannada Language for a special feature at Kamat's Potpourri.
  • History of Karnataka -- Overview of history of Karnataka from ancient times. Covers the ruling dynasties, religious movements, and unification movements.
  • History of Srirangapatna -- Description of Srirangapatna as described in Kannada classsic Kanthirava Narasarajavijaya.
  • History Potpourri -- Social and political history of India; includes history of freedom struggle, history of drinking, history of education, dynasties, and religious movements
  • Hiun-Tsiang -- Hiun-Tsiang's travels in India in search of Buddhist texts & wisdom
  • Hometown India Project -- Articles and pictures of common towns and villages of India, started by popular demand.
  • Honeymoon in Kashmir -- Kamat was caught without a camera during in honeymoon in the picturesque state of Kashmir. What did he do?
  • House of Commons -- Habitats of Commoners in India; includes homes, temples, doors, and windows.
  • How Green Was My Valley -- Relive the life in India before the Internet, television, cars, or telephones. 
  • How I Sent My Father to Heaven -- Pictorial essay showing the proceedings of Hindu death ritual.
  • 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.
  • How We Do It -- Learn the technology and effort behind this website, take a look at the Kamats at work and read the stories behind the stories.
  • Hoysala Art -- An introduction to Hoysala art and architecture.
  • Hoysala Dynasty -- A brief note on the Hoysala dynasty that ruled parts of South India from 1000 A.D. to 1346 A.D. Includes discussion of their legacy in Indian art.
  • Hoysala Temples of Belur -- Kamat writes that the temples of Belur exhibit a joyous exuberance of fancy, scorning mechanical refrain. "All that is wild in human faith or warm in feelings is found portrayed in these temples".
  • IISc Centennial -- A picture exhibition on the occasion of hundred years of the premier research and educational institution of India.
  • In Gond Territory -- Conversation with a Gond elder providing insights into the lifestyle of a large tribal community of India.
  • India by her Artists -- Daily life in India as expressed by some of India's best known artists.
  • India in India Ink -- Line drawings of life and people of India
  • India time-travel -- All of India's history arranged in a timeline. Online contents are hyper-linked and links to external sites are provided.
  • India Trip 2005 -- Notes, anecdotes and pictures of Vikas Kamat's India trip during the year 2005.
  • India Trip 2006 -- Pictures and tales of visit to India during February of 2006.
  • Indian Archaeology -- Topics on Archaeology of India; including guides to sculptures, memorials, and historical artifacts.
  • Indian Architecture - 5000 Years -- Detailed discussion of styles and schools of Indian architecture over the last five thousand years.
  • Indian Cinema -- Reviews, research, biographies, and other miscellaneous topics on India's large movie industry; includes rare stills.
  • Indian Eateries -- Series of pictures on common eateries of India. See where India eats!
  • Indian Elephants -- Article on the elephants of India explores the species and their co-existence with Indians.
  • Indian Faces -- Photographer Kamat narrates the stories of capturing some memorable portraits of Indian women.
  • Indian Festivals -- A comprehensive list of festivals observed by people in different parts of India and by different faiths; includes tribal festivals.
  • Indian Headgear -- Topis, turbans, kulavis and other headgear of India in a pictorial exhibition. Includes historical pictures of famous personalities in Indian clothing.
  • Indian Insignia -- A collection of Indian national insignia like flag and currencies. Includes India's most famous brands, people, and products.
  • Indian Journals -- A painstakingly compiled list of over sixty scholarly journals covering various aspects of India. Includes ISSNs and links to online contents.
  • Indian Landscapes -- Depiction of Indian landscapes by European artists of 18th and 19th century.
  • Indian Loin Cloth -- Article on the loin cloth of Kaupina and its role in understanding Indian culture.
  • Indian Masquerade -- Masks from various parts of India
  • Indian Music -- Miscellaneous topics on Indian music explore musical instruments, styles, musicians, and other Indian musical trivia
  • Indian Muslims -- There are 180 million practicing Muslims in India. A photographic exhibit depicting a cross section of Indian Muslim communities; includes pictures of Daldis, Navayatis, and Islamic mystics.
  • Indian Mythologies -- Pictures and tales from the Indian mythologies including Hindu epics of Mahabharata, Ramayana
  • Indian Painting -- A large collection of paintings from India shows representative styles, themes, and techniques.
  • Indian Philately -- The stamps of India truly represent India's vast cultural and geographic diversity. Common and rare stamps from a private collection.
  • Indian Postage Stamps -- Sample the flavor of India through her philatelic paraphernalia
  • Indian Weaponry -- Collection of weapons depicted in ancient Indian paintings, artifacts, and sculptures.
  • Indian 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.
  • India's Street Culture -- India's streets constitute a glorious theater where the drama of life unfolds in all its beauty and ugliness.
  • India's Subtle Subcultures -- Discussions on delicate topics deeply embedded in Indian culture, covering topics such as dowry, caste, and mangalya (good luck).
  • Indigenous Indians -- Primary sources such as diary entries, letters, sketches, and photographs documenting the various tribes of India.
  • Indira Gandhi -- Biography of Indira Gandhi, Prime-minister and important woman leader of India, her successes, failures, and legacy.
  • Insect Societies -- Through caricatures, Dr. Kamat humanizes the world of insects.
  • Inside Forbidden Tibet -- Rare pictures of Tibet taken during a trip in 1949 by Lowell Thomas Jr.
  • Inside Kamat Blog Engine -- Notes on the implementation of SimplyBlog, a blog engine.
  • Institution of Madrassas -- Topic on the Islamic educational institution of Madrassas. Includes pictures of young pupils in a Madrassa.
  • Interview with a Boy Ascetic -- "Why did God create evil ?" -- Interview with a teenaged boy at Mayapur, West Bengal provides interesting perspectives on Communism, Naxalite Movement, and religion.
  • Interview with a Gundabala Native -- Notes of a social conversation with Uday Bhat, a native of Gundabala village.
  • Introduction to Hinduism -- A brief introduction to the complexities of Hinduism
  • Introduction to Indian Culture -- A grand introduction to the rich Indian culture through photographs, FAQs, and interviews; includes topics on dances, customs, and traditions.
  • Introduction to Kamat.com -- Kamat's 1997 introduction to Kamat's Potpourri Website. It narrates the spirit and idea behind the website. We hope we have lived up to it!
  • Islam in India -- Topics on history and influence of Islam in India. Includes monuments, art, and personal anecdotes.
  • Islamic Education System -- Institutions and means of education prevalent in medieval South India during the Islamic rule.
  • Islamic Heritage of India -- Some of India's most beautiful heritage is derived from the Muslims who invaded India. A pictorial exhibition of Islamic arts, paintings, and monuments.
  • Jagadalpur Bazaar -- Kamat visits a weekly tribal marketplace in central India and notes that exploitation of the poor is one definite sign of progress.
  • Jagadguru Badshah -- Story of a Muslim king who tried to bring cultural harmony, between the Shiyas, the Sunnis, and the Hindus through music.
  • Jai Karnataka -- Potpourri of topics on Karnataka's history, people, folklore and arts. Includes sub-sections on Mysore, Karavali, and North Karnataka.
  • Jain Center of Haduvalli -- A quiet and desolate village now, Haduvalli (formerly known as Sangeetpur and Hadolli) is home to precious Jain monuments and history.
  • Jain Education -- Chapter on Jain system of education from the book "Education in Karnataka through the ages" by Jyotsna Kamat
  • Jain Monuments -- A survey of Jain monuments scattered all over the state of Karnataka.
  • Jainism Potpourri -- A brief introduction, artifacts and arts of Jains. Also a brief survey of Jain monuments.
  • Jamini Roy -- Profile of one of India's most recognized painter of modern era.
  • Janavashya of Kallarasa -- Article on 15th century erotic work Janavashya, based on the classic "Rati Rahasya".
  • Jewels of Mysore Maharaja -- Pictures of historical jewelry that show the glory of former kings of Mysore.
  • Jog Falls, 1947 -- Kamat's adventure and photography began long before the www.kamat.com website.
  • Kadu Kuruba Tribe -- Article on a forest community of Karnataka whose live are interwoven in forest culture.
  • Kamasutra Retold -- New interpretations of ancient text Kamasutra based on post-medieval Indian sculptures, paintings, and literature. Includes graphical interpretations of many sexual positions.
  • Kamasutra Sex Positions -- A gallery of sexual positions depicted in Indian murals, sculptures, and poetry.
  • Kamat Goes to a Puppet Show -- Proceedings of a shadow puppet performance in rural India.
  • Kamat in Karachi -- Kamat writes about his visit to Karachi and the warmth of the Pakistani people.
  • Kamat Letter Archive -- Selected letters written by K. L. Kamat to wife Jyotsna and son Vikas. They reveal a true passion for life.
  • Kamat Meets Kamath! -- Interview with eminent historian Suryanath Kamath
  • Kamat Memorial Volume -- Articles and pictures from "Kammatiga", a memorial volume brought out by his admirers and friends.
  • Kamat on Kamasutra -- Ever wondered why there are sexually explicit sculptures in Indian temples ? Kamat explains that ancient Hindus gave sex its due importance in the scheme of things
  • Kamat Research Database -- Kamat Research Database is a research database of historical photographs, full texts of biographies, books, and scholarly articles focusing their research on India.
  • Kamat Saree Sapne -- The history, mystery and magic of the Indian Saree
  • Kamat the Father-in-law -- Dr. Kim Kamat remembers the father-in-law she interacted with during a five week trip to India in 2001.
  • Kamat`s 70th Birthday -- List of articles and contents added to Kamat`s Potpourri to mark Kamat`s 70th birthday.
  • Kamat's Animals -- Real, imaginary, and holy Animals from India. Includes elephants, tigers, birds, insects, and other fantastic creatures.
  • Kamat's Cameras -- Kamat writes about his fascination with photography
  • Kamat's Diaries -- Fascination, beauty, and amusements; that's what's inside Kamat's diaries; sample pages.
  • Kamat's Insects -- Have you ever pondered that the insects, just like us humans, are heirs to the resources of planet earth and deserve a fundamental opportunity to live?
  • Kannada Journalism -- A comprehensive list of writers, journalists, editors, and publishers who contributed to literary journalism in Kannada language.
  • Kannda Blog -- Experimental blog in Kannada language explores Karnataka, Kannada literature, and life in general.
  • Kasooti Embroidery -- Kasooti is an embroidery art-form from India, primarily undertaken by women
  • Kavi Art of Coastal Karnataka -- Article and a number of pictures on the durable form of monochrome art known as the Kavi Art prevalent on the Indian West-coast.
  • King of Sets -- Article on the elephant headed deity Ganesh who is worshipped as the God of Beginning and the Fighter of Obstacles.
  • Kingdom of the Young -- Article on the fascinating system of tribal education involving free sex, hunting, dancing, and music.
  • Konkani Food -- Pictures of Konkani delicacies, recipes; see raw materials and tools used in Konkani cooking.
  • Kuvempu Centennial -- A collection of rare pictures commemorating the birth anniversary of Kannada poet, philosopher K.V.Puttappa.
  • Land of Festivals -- India is a land of festivals and fairs. Every day of the year there is a festival celebrated in some part of the country.
  • Language of Pictures -- Still photographs that tell a story by itself; with short captions added for context.
  • Languages of India -- A comprehensive list of languages of India arranged in alphabetical order. Yes, all four hundred of them!
  • Large Format Pictures -- Because bigger images reveal more details, and tell a more complete story. A collection of large
  • Leaves as Art -- An collection of watercolor paintings by Kamat with leaves as models.
  • Lepkashi Paintings -- Paintings of Lepakshi are a wonderful resource to study period social attire and life of Vijayanagara times.
  • Lessons from Korea -- Photographs and experiences of Korea providing a foreigner's perspective to Korean fashion, bath-houses, attitudes, and countryside.
  • Lord of the Himalayas -- Pictorial exhibition of Lord Shiva in various forms of Indian art.
  • Love? Duty? Or Sacrifice? -- Studies on an inhuman tradition prevalent in ancient and medieval India that involved the burning of widows.
  • Lust for Learning -- Photographic exhibition of common Indian's struggles to acquire knowledge and wisdom.
  • Luxury Transport of Palanquins -- The romance, utility, and the history of palanquins in India.
  • M.F. Husain -- Maqbool Fida Husain is perhaps India's most famous artist of modern times. His flair for bold colors and bolder themes have made him quite controversial as well.
  • Mahabalipuram -- Photographs of the archaeological center of Mahabalipuram, that contains fine examples of Dravidan art and architecture.
  • Mahabharat Epic -- An introduction to the Indian epic Mahabharat that has inspired art, literature, battles, relationships, and philosophy.
  • Mahmud Gawan -- Biography of 15th century Islamic educationist Mahmud Gawan of Bidar.
  • Make Your Own PhotoQuilts -- If you have seen and admired our PhotoQuilts, now you can make your own! Convert a favorite photograph of yourself or your child into a stunning PhotoQuilt using our photographs.
  • Malleswaram Miscellany -- Pictures of an old Bangalore neighborhood with its traditional people, eateries, markets, and streets.
  • Man Who Found Saraswati River -- Accidental encounter with Prof. V.S. Wakankar in the archeological site of Bhimabetka.
  • Mangalore City -- A pictorial tour of Mangalore city including its famous temples, old houses, and cultural attractions.
  • Maratha King Shivaji -- A brief biography and a timeline of Shivaji who founded the powerful Maratha kingdom.
  • Marathi Natya Sangeet -- Mohan Nadkarni describes the stage music behind the vibrant Marathi theater.
  • Marathi Theater -- A short note on the Marathi theater and its many forms
  • Marikamba Goddess -- The temple of goddess Marikamba in the town of Sirsi is a splendid example of syncretic evolution of tribal and so called brahminical customs and rituals, befitting Hindu ethos.
  • Married to God -- Bridal mysticism is a devotional faith in India where the woman fanaticizes being married to God
  • Martyrdom of Sardar Bhagat Singh -- Translated radio feature on the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh.
  • Medieval Life -- Social history of common people in medieval India. Includes topics on eating and drinking habits, recreation, and hygiene.
  • Meet Kamat of Kamat.com -- Meet Krishnanand Kamat (1934-2002), the principal creator of Kamat's Potpourri website, and learn about his multiple talents as an artist, photographer, writer, and scientist.
  • Meet Steveji of 'Meeting God' -- "Being traditional is not the opposite of being modern" -- Interview with Stephen Huyler.
  • Memoirs of Mysore -- Jyotsna Kamat recalls experiences as a Central Government employee trying to make peace with angry local activists in Memoirs of Mysore
  • Migrant Beauties -- Kamat on the birds of the Ranganatittu bird sanctuary in southern India
  • Mohenjodaro -- The remnants of city of Mohenjodaro are a great source of archeological resource for uncovering details of the lost Indus Valley civilization.
  • Monochrome Marvels -- Till Kamat presented his scholarly analysis of this rapidly vanishing art form, nobody recognized Kavi art as an art form. Nothing has been done since then.
  • Mortal Women and Celestial Lovers -- Article on glorification of womanhood in Indian art.
  • Mr. Ten Heads -- Depiction of king Rawana in various forms of Indian art.
  • Multimedia Mahatma -- Memorabilia, biography, excerpts from autobiography, photo archive and links; includes an interactive Ask Gandhi section
  • Murals of Karnataka -- Historical murals found in different parts of Karnataka depict period culture and values. Article with techniques and examples.
  • Muslim Ladies of Kurva -- Kamat narrates an experience of photographing Muslim women of rural Karnataka. The story reveals many untold tales about Muslim women of India.
  • Muslims for Free India -- Article narrates the contributions of Muslims during India's freedom struggle against the British.
  • My Ayee Sharadabayee -- Jyotsna Kamat remembers her long lost mother in a touching chapter from her autobiography.
  • My Golden Days in All India Radio -- Article written on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of All India Radio Station, Bengaluru.
  • My Own Private Bangalore -- Kamat's photographs of the other Bangalore, featuring common sights and people of the city.
  • Mysore Collection -- Pictures and artifacts from the old Mysore kingdom. Includes pictures of Mysore city, its museums, and gardens.
  • Mysore 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.
  • Mysore Traditional Art -- Article on Mysore traditional school of art and gesso paintings.
  • Nation of Villages -- India is a nation of villages. A pictorial documentation of rural life in India during the twentieth century.
  • Nature as God -- Role of natural elements like wind, water, fire, and rocks in Indian life.
  • Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty -- For five generations the Nehrus and Gandhis have dominated Indian political scene. A pictorial essay lists the various positions they have held.
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose -- Biography of Subhas Chandra Bose, a revolutinary leader of India.
  • Never Been Photographed -- Look at this exhibition of people who have never been photographed, and see if the stills still move you.
    Is place in history, a privilege of the rich?
  • Now and Then -- Compare and contrast the lifestyle in India over the centuries.
  • Of Beauty and Grandeur -- Photographic exhibition of some of the great monuments of India
  • Of Men, Women and Neuters -- Learn about the transvestites in India known as the Hijras and how they are different from the Jogappas practicing the Yellamma cult. While at it, see pictures of cross dressing in Indian theater.
  • Old Time Parties -- Drinking habits of men and women of Karnataka as described in medieval texts and sculptures.
  • Old-time furniture -- Pictures of ancient beds found in Kannada literature and sculptures
  • Old-timey Education -- Dr. Jyotsna Kamat hosts an amusing online exhibition of historical artifacts on education in India through the centuries
  • Operation Bluestar -- The background, operation, and the aftermath of military action in Amritsar in 1984, and a turning point in contemporary Indian history.
  • Ordinary Heroes -- Memorials erected for brave men and women in a new research report.
  • Organic Living -- The author illustrates how elements of Indian culture use natural products for living, décor, and rituals.
  • Our Kashmir -- Pictures of arts, crafts, and people of the Indian part of Kashmir
  • Painted Prayers -- Rangoli is a traditional art of decorating courtyards and walls of Indian houses, and places of worship
  • Palanquins in Medieval Indian Art -- The palanquins were used by ancient Indians for traveling both short and long distances. The hand-carried palanquins provided an efficient mode of transportation for the women, the rich, and across rough terrain.
  • Pallava Art & Architecture -- Article on the art and architecture of South India during the rule of the Pallava kings.
  • Parade of Gods -- A list of Hindu deities, the relationships among themselves, their icons, and vehicles
  • Partition of India -- The partition of India is perhaps the most painful one episode in the sub-continent. A summary of important considerations of partition with pointers to further study.
  • Path of Devotion -- Explore the Bhakti movement in India including the important proponents. A supplemental photo exhibition shows devout Indians at worship.
  • Patriot Kamat -- A life-long friend recollects many sweet memories of K.L. Kamat, and narrates some of the bitter experiences of Kamat in securing an employment in India.
  • People of India -- Wide ranging topics and pictures depicting the common and uncommon communities of India; their professions, life-styles, and values.
  • Photographing Tribals -- Dr. Kamat on his difficulties and joys of photographing the primitive lifestyles of tribals during 1976-77.
  • Physical Education -- Chapter on physical education in medieval South India from the book "Education in Karnataka through the ages" by Jyotsna Kamat
  • Pictorial Tour of India -- Colorful and stunning images of India culled from Corel Professional Photos, elaborately indexed and cross-referenced.
  • Pioneers of Indology -- We remember those who have enriched our lives through their mastery of the field of Indology and the Study of India
  • Points to Ponder -- Hidden underneath the contents of Kamat's Potpourri are some fascinating pointers to life's most difficult questions. Some are the opinions of sages and saints, and some are those of the most common people you will find on the streets of India
  • Potpourri of Pictures -- A pictorial portal to the picturesque land of India. Includes photographs of elements, portraits, women, paintings, and a Photo Blog
  • Preceptors of Medieval Karnataka -- Brief biographies of great medieval gurus Vadiganghala Bhatta, Somesvarabhattopadhyaya, Achalaprakasasvami and Vamashakti.
  • Prehistoric Hunters -- Hunters depicted in prehistoric rock shelter paintings of Central India.
  • Prehistoric India -- Life, animals, and expressions depicted in prehistoric cave-shelter paintings of India. Illustrations by K.L.Kamat.
  • Pre-historic Rock Paintings -- The pre-historic rock paintings of Madhya Pradesh are 5000 to 20000 years old. Kamat wonders on the meaning of some of the paintings while narrating their value
  • Problem at Ayodhya -- Article discussing root causes of conflict in Ayodhya and chronology of events.
  • Promise Literature -- The Vachana literature of Veerashaiva saints is full of beauty and inspiration.
  • Prototype Kamat -- A behind-the-scenes look at contents of Kamat's Potpourri with scrap pictures of paintings, drafts, and prototypes.
  • Queen Abbakka of Ullal -- Italian traveler Pietro Della Valle's account of Abbakka, a 16th century ruler of a small province in India.
  • Rag Pickers of India -- Article on the poor people of India who pick trash for a living; includes many moving photographs.
  • Real Survivors -- Photographic exhibition of hard working men and women of India.
  • Remembering Artist Shuddhodana -- Jyotsna Kamat remembers a visit to the home-gallery of Mysore artist M.J. Shuddhodana.
  • 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.
  • Remembering Tilak Maharaj -- Jyotsna Kamat pays tribute to Lokamanya and his vision of Swaraj (home rule) and many other ideas for a free India.
  • Renaissance Man -- Caricatures depicting Kamat's vibrant personality and his varied interests.
  • Republic Day -- Devoid of significance, Republic Day in India is just another day not to go to school or work
  • Research on Tamilnadu -- A regularly maintained archive of research papers focusing their research on Tamilnadu, and Tamil studies.
  • Roman Catholic Brahmin! -- Biography of an Italian missionary who Indianized Christ's teachings.
  • Rural Rajasthan -- Essay on how the rural folk have learned to live with shortage of water in Rajasthan.
  • Sages, Sadhus, and Swamis -- A classification of the holy men of India. Also a fascinating potpourri of pictures
  • Saint-Poet Kanakadasa -- Saint Kanakadasa who condemned the caste system and ushered a new era of devotional literature in the 16th century.
  • Saraswati and Arya Samaj -- Swami Dayanand Saraswati's life and mission form a glorious chapter in the reformation of Hindu religious movement in the 19th century.
  • Sari Varieties -- Different ways of draping the Indian Sari; includes pictures of sari wearing styles.
  • Sati at Ikkeri -- Pietro Della Valle's 16th Century Account of Sati.
  • Saying' it with Flowers -- While the Western societies glamorized and commercialized the flowers, it is only the Indians who have blended their lives with flowers.
  • Sculptures of India -- This section at Kamat's Potpourri is the largest single source you will find on the sculptures of India. Kamat has photographed and studied them since his teenage years and amassed an unbelievable collection on the topic.
  • Seductresses in Stone -- The art and architecture of the Hoysala period in South India.
  • Servants of God -- Article on the history of the Devadasi system of India where women served in temples as courtesans and artists.
  • Shivaram Karanth -- Profile of Shivaram Karanth, a multi-faceted genius of the 20th century.
  • Silent Worker -- Biography of socialist photographer and artist V.N. O'key by Jyotsna Kamat.
  • So is it Gandhi or Churchill? -- Two great men. Who is greater? You decide.
  • Social Life in Medieval Karnataka -- Complete full-text of Jyotsna Kamat's 1980 book in electronic form; profusely illustrated and cross-referenced.
  • Socialist Posters of India -- Exhibition of Posters of Socialist Movements in India, from V.N. O'key Collection.
  • Sonar Bangla -- Kamat's controversial travelogue of West-Bengal; pictures, cartoons, letters and interviews.
  • South Canara -- Article on coastal district of Dakshina Kannada, a cultural hub of Konkani, Tulu and other communities.
  • Sports of Vijayanagar Empire -- Research paper on the sports and pastimes prevalent in the Vijayanagar empire.
  • St. Francis Xavier -- The body of St. Francis Xavier kept in the Bom Jesus church of Goa is a popular place of visit due to the legendary miracles and the beauty of the accompanying artifacts.
  • State of Mizoram -- Information on the mountainous, land-locked state of Mizoram in northeast India.
  • State of Sikkim -- Information and picture of Sikkim, a small state in northeastern India.
  • States and Regions of India -- Browse Kamat's Potpourri by geography; includes links to people, maps, and articles.
  • Status of Women -- Article discussing the status of women in medieval Deccan; includes topics on temple-women, institution of marriage, sati, and adultery.
  • Stories Behind Pictures -- Interesting anecdotes, and personal accounts of experiences, and stories behind the stories while producing Kamat photo collection.
  • Stories the Stones Tell -- We demonstrate how history can be assembled through archeological evidence. The memorials spread throughout India are indeed the illustrated history of India.
  • Street Vendors of India -- Indian street vendors and their characteristically Indian merchandise.
  • Study of Lepakshi Sculptures -- A careful study of sculptures of Lepakshi shows the lifestyle of common people in India at that time.
  • 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
  • Sword of Tippu Sultan -- Biography of Tippu Sultan on the occasion of the bi-centenary of his brave death
  • Taj Mahal, 350 -- Enjoy these beautiful pictures of Taj Mahal on the famous building's 350th birthday.
  • Tamizhakam -- Pictures and stories from the state of Tamil Nadu; includes a citation database of latest research.
  • Telugu Desam -- Telugu monuments, history and art come together in this new section on Andhra Pradesh.
  • Temple of Rat -- Information about the temple of Karnimata in Bikaner, where rats are worshipped as divine messengers.
  • Temples of Gujarat -- Analysis of Jain and Hindu temple architecture of Gujarat; covers all important temples.
  • Temples of India -- Detailed discussion on the history, and stylistics of some of the great temples of India.
  • Temples of Karnataka -- A long list of important temples of Karnataka and the periods of their construction. A very handy reference to different schools of architecture and paintings.
  • Temples of Kashmir -- A survey of important Buddhist, Shaivaite, and Vaishnava temples of Kashmir region.
  • Temples of Orissa -- Article covering the great temples of Orissa such as Jagannath temple, Lingaraja temple, and Konark family of temples.
  • Temples on Wheels -- Pictorial exhibition of the car festivals of India; some cars these!
  • The African Connection -- Feature on the Indo-African nexus over the centuries. Includes pictures of the Siddi community.
  • The Alvars -- The Alvars were the earliest saints of Tamilnadu who appeared soon after the Buddhist era on the Indian scene.
  • The Ants and I -- Kamat narrates his experiences of living with ants in a rural town of West Bengal.
  • The Arts of India -- The arts of India exemplify how life can indeed revolve around arts.
  • The Beauty of Yana -- Traverse the emerald route and discover the beauty of the west coast of Karnataka. Yana is sandwiched between the Arabian sea on the West and the mighty Sahyadris to the East.
  • The Brahmins -- Potpourri of topics on the various brahmin communities of India; includes a number of pictures and a comprehensive list of priestly communities.
  • The Bridge of Rama -- Pictures depicting the construction of the bridge to Sri Lanka.
  • The Call of Yama -- Discussion of death in Hinduism; includes answers to frequently asked questions, and proceedings of a Hindu funeral.
  • The Chakras of India -- Our tribute to mankind's greatest invention in a photographic exhibition, the Circles of India.
  • The Chhau Dance -- Article on a heroic dance performed in honor of sun god (Surya) that is prevalent in Bengal and Orissa
  • The Christians of Karavali -- Kannada language article on the Konkani speaking Christians of Indian West Coast
  • The Crawling Royals -- They are feared, charmed, and worshiped; online exhibition on The Snakes in Indian Society
  • The Deccan Plateau -- Known as the Dravida land, the four states of South India offer a marked cultural and literary experience from that of the North.
  • The Genius of Ravi Varma -- No other painter has captured the essence of Indian culture as Ravi Varma has. See why.
  • The Indian Beauty -- Portrait gallery of beautiful Indian women by K. L. Kamat. A cross section of Indian population is represented in this series titled "The Fair Sex".
  • The Indian Kitchen -- Photographic exhibition of diverse kitchens of India, and a commentary on the subtle stories they tell.
  • The Indian Wedding -- customs, traditions, and localization of weddings in India, including meaning of some of the rituals
  • The Institution of Mutha -- Indian news articles often use a word spelled as mutt, mutha, math or mutha. An explanation of this unique type of institution in India.
  • The Konkani Language -- Dr. K. L. Kamat traces the origins and development of the Konkani language.
  • The Kudubi Community -- Article and pictures of Kudubi tribe who speak Konkani language and worship Mallikarjuna of Cannecone.
  • The Kulavis -- Pictures of a type head-gear popular in medieval India during the Vijayanagar period.
  • The Mahales of Honavar -- A junked copper inscription reveals the genealogy of a once prominent family and explains the root of a local tradition.
  • The Missing Cable Girl -- An interesting story of how Kamat's picture was needed to locate a disappeared girl.
  • The Muslim Girls and I -- Essay on the subtleties of caste and religion, of boys and girls, and the gap in between.
  • The Pallavas -- Article on the art and architecture of the prominent Pallava dynasty that rules South India from 4th to 9th centuries CE.
  • The Puppeteers -- Article on the traveling puppeteers of India, and their art; includes pictures of a number of painted leather puppets.
  • The Role of Gold -- Article describing the importance of gold in Indian culture explores the reasons for the "gold craze" in India.
  • The Saraswat Saga -- Summary of a lecture by Jyotsna Kamat on the struggles and achievements of Saraswat community over the centuries.
  • The Sepoy Mutiny -- The ''Sepoy Mutiny'' is a remarkable event in Indian history, marking the end of the Mogul empire and sealing India's fate as a British colony.
  • The Somnath Temple -- "The great Somnath temple signifies that the power of reconstruction is always greater than the power of destruction"
  • The Song Celestial -- The Bhagavad-Gita is Hinduism in a nutshell. A commentary on the sacred poem.
  • The Supa Shastra -- Study of the classic "Supa Shastra" of Mangarasa is fascinating for the elabortae recipies of ancient India.
  • The Virashaivas -- Section on the Virashaiva community explores the history, heritage of followers of revolutionary sage Basaveshwara.
  • The Voice Behind the Voices -- Tribute to Jyotsna Kamat in "Star of Mysore" after her transfer from Mysore Akashavani.
  • The Wiring of India -- Photographic exhibition of how low-tech workers are building a high-tech India
  • Timeline of Hinduism -- Timeline of important periods in the development of Hindu philosophy, including important reformers, and movements.
  • Timeline of Human Development -- A timeline of human development can be constructed based on the artwork the early man has left behind.
  • Timeline of Indian Art -- List of important art movements in Indian history with links to articles and pictures.
  • Tiruppavai Illustrations -- Tiruppavai illustrations are sublime spiritual art done in pen and ink, and conveying the profound devotion of Vaishnava faith.
  • Town of Udupi -- Photo album of the elephants, temples, arts, and people of the town of Udupi in Karnataka
  • Tribal World of Elwin -- Story of a missionary who came to India to banish the "spiritual darkness" of the tribals. He banished the darkness about them as well.
  • Tropical Fruits of India -- Pictures of exotic tropical fruit varieties of India; mangoes, jack-fruits, guavas, and jambosa.
  • Trouble with Indian Names -- An insight into why the Indian names can be difficult to represent in foreign languages.
  • Truth About Kashmir -- Frequently asked questions and answers about the turmoil in Kashmir.
  • Tryst with Destiny -- The story of India's struggle for freedom remains as a guiding light for resolving the various conflicts around the globe
  • Vasco da Gama -- Pictures of Portuguese explorer who discovered the sea route to India in 1498 A.D.
  • Veer Savarkar -- Biography of Vinayak Savarkar, a great historian, scholar, and a revolutionary freedom-fighter.
  • Village of Abujamara -- Kamat ventures into a deep tribal village of Abujamara and documents the experience.
  • Vintage Advertisements -- Showcase of old and successful advertisements from India. Includes advertisements for clothing, telephones, vehicles, and condiments.
  • Welcome to India! -- An introduction to the complexity and diversity of Indian society and culture.
  • What is a Madrassah? -- A Madrassah is an indigenous system of Islamic education prevalent in the medieval Islamic world. They were revived in the 20th century.
  • What Others are Searching -- Find out what others are searching for via our real-time "Nosy Surfer" tool.
  • When Kamat Met India… -- From great historians to boy monks, a great collection of interviews with a cross section of Indian society.
  • When the Mogus Ruled… -- Chronology of the Mogul dynasty, including important kings, the span of their kingdoms, and period artifacts. Includes references and links.
  • Who is God? -- Warrior Arjuna, during the Mahabharat war is supposed to have asked Krishna on his identity. Click for Krishna's answer.
  • Who was Buddha? -- A brief biography of Gautam Buddha and introduction to his important teachings.
  • Wife of Five Husbands -- The story of Draupadi through the works of great artists
  • Wild and Dangerous -- Tigers, Lions and other predators of Indian jungle. Includes pictures of a white tiger, and an article on the now extinct Indian Cheetah
  • Windows or Linux? -- Tips on how to choose a web hosting platform; compares Unix based plans with Windows based plans.
  • Woman Who Knew Too Much -- Biography of a remarkable freedom fighter, social reformer and activist Kamaladevi Chattopadhaya.
  • Women Freedom Fighters -- Sacrifices and contributions of women towards India's freedom struggle; includes portraits and biographies.
  • Women 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.
  • Women of India -- Frequently asked questions and articles on the roles and status of women in India. Includes biographies, topics on Sati, widows, history and artifacts.
  • Women's Museum -- Pictures from the Shashwati Women's Museum Collection in Bangalore
  • Wonder-bras of another era -- Did ancient Indian women wear bras? Were they stitched? Were they padded?
  • Worship of Women -- Article on the practice of worshipping womanhood as depicted in tantric art, sculptures, and manuscripts.
  • Zari Embroidery -- Article on the glittery thread of gold or silver and the embroidery made from it.
  • Zoroastrianism -- Article on the history and traditions of Parsis in India who follow the teachings of Zarathushtra.

 
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