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Delhi Gate at the Red Fort in Delhi from the Curzon Collection, taken by Lala Deen Dayal.

Photographs of India, taken by Lala Deen Dayal (1844 – 1905) in the 1880s, from the Curzon Collection. Lord Curzon served as Viceroy of India between 1899 and 1905. These photographs are from an album documenting places proposed to be visited by Their Excellencies Lord and Lady Curzon, during their viceregal tour of autumn 1902.

A poem-in-marble, The Taj!

Taj Mahal in India

Who could ever think that an eternal love leading to the saga of infinite bondage can evolve out of a desert like land and would blossom to be the reason to gift our world a poem-in-marble, The Taj! No image of The Taj, neither on canvass nor on celluloid, can adequately express its conceptual imaginary… Continue reading A poem-in-marble, The Taj!

Auroville – The City of Universal Culture

Matrimandir, Auroville, Pondicherry, India.

Auroville, sometimes referred to as “The City of Dawn” is conceived for 50,000 inhabitants from around the world. At the centre stands the Matrimandir, the “soul of the city”, a place for individual silent concentration, in an oval shaped Peace Area surrounded by a lake. Radiating out beyond the lake are four Zones – the… Continue reading Auroville – The City of Universal Culture