An Archive of Indian Life, Culture, and History
First Online: April 02, 2000
Last Updated: January 01, 2015

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K. L. Kamat
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History of Srirangapatna
Description of Srirangapatna as described in Kannada classsic Kanthirava Narasarajavijaya.
Remembering Artist Shuddhodana
Jyotsna Kamat remembers a visit to the home-gallery of Mysore artist M.J. Shuddhodana.
Bhikaji Cama and the Indian Tricolor
The incredible story of Madam Bhikaji Cama and the first unfurling of India's national flag.
Freedom Fighters of Karnataka
In fighting for freedom of India, these leaders in fact fought for unification of Karnataka.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
Biography of Subhas Chandra Bose, a revolutinary leader of India.
Martyrdom of Sardar Bhagat Singh
Translated radio feature on the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh.
Who is God?
Warrior Arjuna, during the Mahabharat war is supposed to have asked Krishna on his identity. Click for Krishna's answer.
Konkani Food
Pictures of Konkani delicacies, recipes; see raw materials and tools used in Konkani cooking.
The Virashaivas
Section on the Virashaiva community explores the history, heritage of followers of revolutionary sage Basaveshwara.
Promise Literature
The Vachana literature of Veerashaiva saints is full of beauty and inspiration.
Dalit Saint Peddi
Biography of medieval Veerashaiva saint Urilinga Peddi and why his kind is rare in the caste ridden Indian society.
Anonymous No More
Kamat's letter to son Vikas on how his anonymous private life has been stirred up by a television interview.
Republic Day
Devoid of significance, Republic Day in India is just another day not to go to school or work
Study of Lepakshi Sculptures
A careful study of sculptures of Lepakshi shows the lifestyle of common people in India at that time.
Amriteswara  TempleAmriteshwara Temple
All the Hindu mythologies come alive in this lesser known Hoysala temple of Tarikere town.
Queen Abbakka of Ullal
Italian traveler Pietro Della Valle's account of Abbakka, a 16th century ruler of a small province in India.
Introduction to
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!
Portraits of WomenIndian Faces
Photographer Kamat narrates the stories of capturing some memorable portraits of Indian women.
Muslims for Free India
Article narrates the contributions of Muslims during India's freedom struggle against the British.
Timeline of Human Development
A timeline of human development can be constructed based on the artwork the early man has left behind.
Shivaram Karanth
Profile of Shivaram Karanth, a multi-faceted genius of the 20th century.
State of Mizoram
Information on the mountainous, land-locked state of Mizoram in northeast India.
Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama
Pictures of Portuguese explorer who discovered the sea route to India in 1498 A.D.
Meet Suryanath Kamath
Interview with historian Suryanath Kamath conducted in year 2000.
Photographs of the archaeological center of Mahabalipuram, that contains fine examples of Dravidan art and architecture.
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.
Rag Pickers of India
Article on the poor people of India who pick trash for a living; includes many moving photographs.
Anglo-Indian Community
A brief article on the bi-racial community of India who are descendants of ruling British and local Indians.
Kamasutra Sex Positions
A gallery of sexual positions depicted in Indian murals, sculptures, and poetry.
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.

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