History Daily

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Peacock: A Constant in Indian Culture

The peacock has dazzled civilisations all over the world since ancient times. Take a look at how this gorgeous bird has inspired Indian culture and been incorporated into our mythology, art, poetry, royal traditions and much, much more

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Ajanta: A Muse for Indian Art 

The jaw-dropping cave paintings at Ajanta were rediscovered in the early 19th century but it was the work of one institute that put these artworks – and Indian art – at par with that of the West. Meet the artists who painstakingly documented these murals and their priceless legacy   

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Rustom Siodia: A Forgotten Master

After more than 70 years artist Rustom Siodia’s works were put out on display at a Mumbai gallery. Who was this artist? And why was he so important that he was invited to paint an iconic mural at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. We piece together a ‘forgotten master’s’ story.

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Sinhagad Fort: The Lion Still Roars

The imposing Sinhagad Fort near Pune is believed to be more than 2,000 years old but its story takes a dramatic turn only in medieval times. Catch the story of one of the most important Maratha strongholds – and solve the mystery surrounding the fort’s legendary name!