Babur changing horses during his flight

A Baburnama manuscript in Russia (Open Magazine)

January 31, 2021

In October 2020, a small and physically distanced group comprising academics, students, historians and Indophiles converged at the Primorsky State Art Gallery in Vladivostok for the unveiling of miniatures primarily depicting 16th century Afghanistan and India. The well-preserved 57 folios of the Baburnama had travelled across the Eurasian landmass of the country from Moscow to be on display for four months in the Russian Far Eastern city. The folios, containing 69 miniatures that illustrate the autobiography of Zahir-ud-Din Muhammad Babur, are a part of a collection of Indian art of the State Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow.

 
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A look back at Piravi (OnManorama)

February 8, 2021

Shaji N Karun’s film Piravi, which won the 1989 Camera d’Or-Mention d’honneur, an award of the Cannes Film Festival for the best first feature film presented in one of its selections, showcased the horrors of the 1975 Emergency to an entirely new generation.