With the recent discovery of two mounds, Rakhigarhi in Haryana has staked its claim to be the biggest Harappan civilisation site out of an estimated 2,000 sites in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Text by T.S. SUBRAMANIAN and photographs by D. KRISHNAN
The Leiden plates provide a glimpse of the story of how a great Buddhist centre of learning and spirituality flourished in Nagapattinam thanks to the benevolence of a Chola emperor. By A. RANGARAJAN
The story behind Ajanta’s “parade of Jataka tales” on the walls and artworks on the ceilings of caves carved out of rock around 2,000 years ago. Text by T.S. SUBRAMANIAN & photographs by D. KRISHNAN
Fifty-two-year old Wazir Chand Saroe, a primary school teacher who took voluntary retirement, was in his teens when he started collectin...