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Stone Craft

The history of stone is the history of civilization. Stone was amongst the first material to be used by the prehistoric man to create tools to...

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Terracotta Craft

With the beginning of the universe, the soil or earth, in its different forms, has been a constant companion of human beings and the association...

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Metal Craft

The Copper Age followed the New Stone Age in Bihar as elsewhere in the country. During this era several metals were discovered and thus commenced their...

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Textile Craft

In the history of human civilization, while cave paintings and stone carvings found way into temples as a tangibly dominant medium of storytelling...

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Toys Craft

As the human beings gradually began to move towards settlement from the nomadic way of life, the men started molding the available natural resources...

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The Wonder That was Pataliputra

Pataliputra or Patna is undoubtedly one of the most important cities of Ancient India, but it is relatively young in age than many ancient towns like...

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Museums in Bihar and the cultural Identity

The state of Bihar has a fascinating history and our first president Dr. Rajendra Prasad has said “It is no exaggeration to say that for centuries ...

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Chhath - A non resident Bihari's Narration

After the pomp and show of Diwali where celebration is the key and materialism rules the roost, comes the festival of Chhath in which the devotees ...

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Chhath : Why in Bihar?

During the Vedic period, lived an ‘asur’ named ‘Gayasur’ in ‘Keekat Pradesh’, a vast area spanning most of central India. Gayasur was an ardent...

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Sculptural Art

If you have ever noticed the magnificently sculpted Garuda (eagle) at Tirupati Airport, in all likelihood, without even blinking your eyes, you’ll be...

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Manjusha Art

Different styles of painting traditions practiced in Bihar offer an insightful glimpse of the folk culture and ethos of the region. The most celebrated .....

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Mithila Painting

Though integral to societies in Indian sub-continent since ages, several art-forms have faded in their significance, or even become ...

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Patna Kalam

Though known for its highly stylized Mithila painting traditions in art sphere, Bihar is also home to an equally acclaimed school of miniature painting....

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Tikuli Art

Tikuli – called Bindi in the Hindi heartland of India - is a tiny-little round, diamond, or dropshaped ornament that women apply around the mid...

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Sikki Art

The story of Sikki Art dates back to an early Vedic period in India when it was practiced in the midst of a nomadic life inching towards ...

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