The rural dance form is mainly practised in the Dinajpur district of West Bengal around the harvest season.
A Qawwal’s Journey: Exploring Identity and Passion Through Photography
‘The Qawwali Photo Project’, an exhibition by the The Sufi Kathak Foundation, is on display at the Museo Camera Centre for Photographic Arts in Gurgaon till May 8.
Titanic on Screen – Why ‘A Night to Remember’ Is the Definitive Film on the Ship
The film based on Walter Lord’s 1955 account is much more accurate than James Cameron’s epic.
World War II Diary of a Dutch Teenager Gives Insight Into Nazi Forced Labor
Jan Bazuin wrote a diary about his experiences during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Now published as a book, his testimony will also inspire a new app.
Challenging the Whiteness of Classics – Remembering the Black Romans
We can’t judge the Roman period by our standards and assume that it was predominantly White.
Josephine Baker: What It Means To Enter France’s Hallowed Panthéon
Panthéonisation is one of the highest honours the French Republic can bestow on its citizens.
History Can Be Comforting
A poem on how a fish bone stuck in the throat made me appreciate slices of family history.
How the Bubonic Plague Changed Drinking Habits
To stave off illness and melancholy, moderate drinking was advised by doctors.
There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Faithful Retelling’ of the Arthurian Legend
It's a malleable mythos that has been adapted by kings and queens as well as artists and filmmakers.
Why Weren’t There Any Great Women Artists? In Gratitude to Linda Nochlin
Fifty years ago, Linda Nochlin's essay 'Why have there been no great women artists?' was published. It would change how we see art and its institutions, and still reverberates …