Heritage



(East) Indian Art and Caribbean Aesthetics

The following is a synopsis of a paper I presented recently at the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA). It was presented at UWI’s Department of Creative and Festival Arts in…


Puri Makeover: But At What Cost?

The Puri administration’s move to demolish many structures, including ancient maths, around a 75-metre radius of the Jagannath temple walls has not gone down well with archaeologists, historians and other…


Heritage - India Pride Project

NRIs demand return of Bharatiya heritage from UK

In a unique and unprecedented campaign, India Pride Project (IPP), a global network of heritage-enthusiasts have demanded that the UK return back Bharatiya heritage that has been forcibly extracted and…



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Why The Kumbh Mela Is At Risk

When Harvard University created a major new initiative called the Harvard Kumbh Mela Project, Hindus naturally became impressed and proud. After all, it brought global importance to our heritage. However,…


Looted Heritage Returned

Bringing Back Our Looted Heritage

It is a strange dichotomy that the same Christian West which denounces Hindu murti-puja (termed as ‘idol worship’), has for centuries stolen our priceless cultural heritage to be displayed in their museums…