GOLCONDA – THE KINGS AND THEIR CULTURE PART II

With the transformation of the Golconda kingdom into a Moghul protectorate due to the Inkiyat Nama or the Deed of Submission signed under the duress by Abdullah with Shah Jahan, Mughal style gradually pierced into the Golconda paintings and a perceptible impact of the same can be gleaned from the paintings ascribed to and after Abdullah Quli. Consequently, at times to distinguish the Golconda pain....


GOLCONDA – THE KINGS AND THEIR CULTURE – PART I

The Shi-ite Qutubshahi Kings of Golconda having their origin in Persia, established their supremacy firmly for hundred and seventy-one years i.e., from 1518-1687 on the Decanis political firmament and actively contributed enormously for the cultural advancement of Golconda (lying in the precincts of the present Telangana in Andhra Pradesh) by evolving a novel composite culture in Deccan. The Qutu....

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS – A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE – PART II

Apart from the tribals, the mutineers and prisoners who started occupying the islands since 1858, led to the growth of the populace in these islands. The total population of these islands in 1901 was 24,649, of which 18,138 were living in the Andaman group of islands and 6,511 in the Nicobar group of islands. The population of both the groups increased to 33,768 during 1941 and then decreased to 3....

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS – A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE – PART I

Since prehistoric times, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands were home to Aboriginal tribes. The tribes of the Andaman group of islands are of Negrito origin and comprise the Great Andamanese, Onges, Jarawas, and Sentinalese, while the tribes of Nicobars who are of the Mongolid origin comprise the Nicobarese and Shompens. Radiocarbon dating studies of the Great Andamanese and Jarawas reveal that the....