Asian Indian

The culture and history of India (Asian, not Native American)

Rajahs on the Red: A Journey to Medieval India

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Escape to a time of magic and mystery in the fabled lands of Hindustan. Join your fellow travellers at the Rajah's court and marvel at the wonders on display.

Highlights: Performance by the Manohar Indian Dancers Henna tattoos Mahabharata Tournament (heavy fighting) Indian Bazaar Astrological consultations Raffle Feast

Friday Evening: Pre-Event Archery Tourney

Sunday Post-Event Activities: Tour of the new Hindu Temple Tour of Sage Garden Herbs Location:
Barony of Castel Rouge (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

16th century manuscript from India featured in exhibit at the Met

"Pearls of the Parrot of India: The Emperor Akbar's Illustrated Khamsa, 1597–98" will be on display at the Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for the Arts of South and Southeast Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 12.

Indian and Persian manuscript exhibit on display at The Walters

"Pearls of the Parrot of India" is on display at The Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, through September 11.

17th Century Islamic Brass Superior to European

A study by archaeometallurgists has determined that 17th century brass astrolabes constructed by Indian artisans were centuries ahead of their European counterparts.

Statues Stolen from 13th Century Hindu Temple

Archaeologists have reported that at least four statues have been stolen from a recently-discovered 13th century temple to Shiva near Bogra, Bangladesh.

145,000 Books Destroyed by Arson in India

A fire, started by protestors in the Central Library of Manipur, India, has destroyed nearly 145,000 volumes, including some of the district's most ancient texts.

Muslim Charity Claims Ownership of Taj Mahal

The Sunni Waqf Board, a Muslim charitable organization that oversees Muslim graveyards, has laid claim to India's Taj Mahal.

Research links for medieval India

Aoife brings us links about medieval India as she celebrates her new modern-world job at a yoga magazine publishing company.

Taj Mahal Celebrates 350th Birthday

Indians are celebrating the 350th anniversary of the construction of the Taj Mahal.

Copper Plates Document Vijayanagara Dynasty

Three etched copper plates dating to 1544 give details of the Kingdom of Vijayanagara in India.

New Study Shows Romany Gypsies Originated in India

A new genetic study places the origins of Romany gypsies as India rather than Egypt as previously believed.

Roman Trade Route May have Included Lost City of Muziris

Indolink: Archaeologists from Southampton University have discovered evidence of a Roman trade route to southwestern India and what may be the legendary city of Muziris.

Elephant, Erotic Sculture Discovered at Medieval Indian Fort

Deccan Herald: Excavations of a medieval fortress in Cuttack, India have revealed the skeleton of an elephant buried in the 15th or 16th century as well as erotic statues of female dancers.

Indian Mob Destroys Ancient Manuscripts

Members of a group calling themselves Sambhaji Brigade destroyed over 30,000 ancient manuscripts January 5, 2004 at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute.

900-Year-Old Ship Found in Rice Field

A sailing vessel believed to have sunk off the coast of India 900 years ago has been discovered buried under a rice field.

South Asian Arms & Armor on Display at the Higgins

"The Passage to India: The Arms and Armor of South Asia" will be on display at The Higgins Armory Museum, in Worcester, Massachusetts, from October 23, 2003, to June 20, 2004.

Razed 16th Century Mosque Straddled 10th Century Hindu Temple

AFP: Indian archaeologists have found a medieval Hindu temple under the remains of an Islamic shrine that was razed by Hindus in 1992, a report unveiled in court said.

Exhibit on Bronzes of South India Opens at the Cleveland Museum of Art

A new exhibit, "The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India," is being shown at the Cleveland Museum of Art from July 6 through September 14.

Middle Eastern Dancing on the Web

Aoife, with the help of Mistress Katja Davida Orlova, shares an annotated list of Middle Eastern Dance sources available online.