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Boddhisatva Idols from Kerala: Modification of Utariya into Sacred Thread and the Problems of Misrepresentation

// January 27th, 2015 // 7 Comments » // Cultural Politics

The Boddhisatva idol in a deeply engrossed meditating stance at Chempazhanthy by the birthplace and natal hut of Narayana Guru has become a familiar figure to most of the visitors. It was recovered in early 20th century by his disciple Swami John Dharma Teertha (formerly Chatanattu Parameswara Menon) from an ancient Buddhist site close to […]

Kurinji Paints the Anamalais 2014: A Photo Essay

// October 17th, 2014 // No Comments » // Culture and Ecology, Eco Watch

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