Krishna Janma Ashtami and some sweetness with Vrindavani Vastra

Celebration of Krishna Janma Ashtami, brings into my mind another level of sweetness. It always reminds me of the Vrindavani Vastra, a piece of textile depicting the life of Krishna. I have written about it before also. How I got the chance to witness this historic textile piece of Assam and also the book published …

Beautiful beginning

https://kshetraarusanskriti.in/index.php/kas/article/view/8 A beautiful beginning of the year with the publication of an article. This is a motivation for me - to keep scribbling.  Article title: সংগ্ৰহালয় আৰু সাংস্কৃতিক ঐতিহ্য: এটি চমু আভাস Title in English: Museums and Cultural Heritage: A brief introduction Journal name: ’Kshetra Aru Sanskriti, Axom’ is a Peer-Reviewed Multidisciplinary Assamese Web Journal …

December acquisition: A book ‘Krishna in the Garden of Assam’ by T. Richard Blurton

About the book: This beautifully illustrated book brings an extraordinary and important object Vrindavani vastra to a wider audience and to illuminate the culture of Assam, where devotion to Krishna continues to this day. Vrindavani vastra: This is a rare piece of textile from Assam, India. It was believed to be weaved during the late …

In conversation with a Museologist

Here is a glimpse of a conversation held with the PeerSpot. It was about cultural heritage, museums, their interrelations. We also talked about studying Museology, considering Museology as a career option, prospects, with a message to Heritage Enthusiasts.A delightful conversation with Mr Tapan Patel, with a hope that museums can reach to common masses and …

Kavad

My association with the ethnomusicology archive provides me with immense pleasure to deal with some of the finest narrative traditions of India. One of those is the Kavad tradition. I dealt with the Kavad narrator/storyteller for several programs held in my previous work sphere. Kavad is an oral narrative/storytelling tradition of Rajasthan, India. It is …

Bharatnatyam performace by Anweshaa D. Raja

Another Covid -19 effect!! Children are indoor, learning online, maintaining social distance, learning to live a new way of life! Happy to share a Bharatnatyam piece by Anweshaa D. Raja. She is maintaining social distance during this Covid-19 crisis, but not distancing herself from the enthralling art form. A glimpse of her Facebook live performance …

Dr A. K. Das talking on Corona and Museums

Dr A. K. Das, Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Museum, New Delhi, former Maulana Azad Chair, Department of Museology, National Museum Institute History of Arts, Conservation and Museology delivered a talk as part of an online talk series organised by Abhijna e museum on the occasion of International Museum Day 2020. He has kindly given …

Beyond Museums: A thought arose during pandemic..

I would like to congratulate all of you today on 18th May, on the occasion of International Museum Day. It is a pleasure for all of us to be  responsible museum professionals in the service of the society. Every year worldwide, this day is celebrated in a certain ways, considering the theme proposed by International …