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Paniyas : The unknown untouchables

Numerically the Paniyars form the largest single tribe in Kerala

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Pazhaverkadu: The Untold story

Pulicat (Pazhaverkadu) is historically a remarkable place, an abode for Portuguese, Dutch, the Cholas, Vijayanagar, Arabs and finally the British.

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SHAKTHI

A Documentary on Pulayan Tribes of Anaimalai Hills

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Digital Archiving : How to do archiving

Importance of Folklore Documentation and interpretation of traditional culture is the heart of folklore. It includes recording and analyzing these traditions along with historical and cultural information by using photographs, videos, audio recordings, drawings, and field notes. What counts as folklore collections? The folklore collections are not depended on one area alone. It varies from […]

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The Pallavas (6th to 9th CE)

Pallava History: Their origin is obscure. They defeated the Kalabras and occupied the country around  Kanchi, while the Pandyas established themselves at Madurai. They became the new forces in the history of Tamil Nadu with the effective disappearance of the Kalabras. Dynasty founded by Vishnugopa who was captured and then liberated by Samudragupta. But the […]

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Indo-Greek contribution to Indian Social and Culture – 2

Art and Architecture 8.         Structural Development: Building activities were started, several layers of constructions were found in excavations. Use of burnt bricks for flooring and roofing was found. Construction of brick walls were also found in the excavations. 9.         Pottery: Characteristic of pottery was red ware both plain and polished. Red pottery tecnic was found […]

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Indo-Greek contribution to Indian Social and Culture – 1

Adopting new culture: Sakas did not have their own culture for themselves, no script, no written language and no organized religion. Adopted the components of Indian Culture and became an integral part of Indian society.  Hence contributed to the Indian society. New Elements in Indian Society: Came as conquerors and completely absorbed in Indian Society […]

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Satavahanas – Administration

Administration. King was the upholder of dharma, as said in Dharmashastras- he was divine origin- and had the qualities of mythical heroes like Rama ,Bhima, Keshava and Arjuna – he was compared to supernatural forces. Satavahanas followed some administrations structure of Ashoka’s time.  The district was called as ahara, as it was known in the […]

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Satavahanas – Social Life

Material Culture, Social Life. Material culture was a mixture of Northern and local elements. Most tools excavated in Satavahana period relate to the megalith materials, like the use of Iron and Agriculture. The socketed hoes, sickles, spades, axes, ploughshare, adzes, razors, arrow heads were all discovered. All these belong to 1,2 and 3 centuries of […]

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Satavahanas – Political History

Political In the northern part the Mauryas were succeeded by Shunkas and Kanvas. In the north Deccan and Central was succeeded by Satavahanas. Satavahanas are considered as Andhras. During the period of Satavahanas the State formation started. Growth Urbanisation also started which were proved by Iron plough share.  Paddy transplantation was initiated during this period […]

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Other Modes of Transport

Pipelines transport In modern times, pipelines are used for various purposes. Water supply to residential and commercial areas is carried on with the help of pipeline. Petroleum and natural gas are also transported from one place to another through pipelines. This is the most convenient as well as economical mode of transport for petroleum as […]

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Modes of Transport – Air Transport

Air transport This is the fastest mode of transport. It carries goods and passengers through airways by using different aircrafts like passenger aircraft, cargo aircraft, helicopters, etc. Besides passengers it generally carries goods that are less bulky or of high value. In hilly and mountainous areas where other mode of transport is not accessible, air […]

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