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Maya Tola

Art, history, mythology, and dachshund enthusiast from New Delhi, based in Los Angeles.

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    Mughal Gardens, Paradise on Earth

    By September 15, 2020

    The Mughal regime is a well-documented era and the cultural achievements of this period are an important landmark in South Asian art history. While the awe-inspiring buildings, tombs, and mausoleums of this period are renowned for...

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    The Art of Jewels: Spinel, the Ruby Impersonator

    By August 31, 2020

    The spinel, also known as the balas ruby, was first derived from the historic region of Badakshan in Central Asia. These beautiful gemstones usually occur in a red hue, much like their more famous relative, the ruby....

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    The Love Affair of Radha and Krishna in Art

    By August 28, 2020

    The love story of Radha and Krishna has been immortalized in art by poets, musicians, writers, and painters over the long history of Hinduism. The divine pair is often referred to as the single unit of “Radha...

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    American Gothic Revival Highlights: Duke Chapel, North Carolina

    By August 27, 2020

    The Duke University Chapel is a prime example of Collegiate Gothic architecture in the United States. It is also one of the most beautiful buildings in the American South. The term chapel is perhaps an understatement....

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    Jali in Mughal Architecture, the Most Delicate Stone Curtains

    By August 20, 2020

    The jali, or pierced screens, have been extensively employed in Indian construction since time immemorial. They appear in both Hindu and Islamic architecture. These latticed and perforated slabs of wood or stone have been masterfully rendered...

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    Khaled al-Asaad — The Hero of Palmyra

    By August 18, 2020

    Five years ago on August 18, 2015, the world-renowned Palmyran expert Khaled al-Asaad was brutally murdered by the Islamic State (ISIS) after weeks of torture. Shortly before ISIS took over his hometown of Tadmur, al-Asaad had...

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    Shiva Linga Iconography

    By August 12, 2020

    The Shiva Linga or Shiva Lingam is a highly regarded and widely recognized icon in the Hindu world. This curious phallic structure has been worshipped by many generations of Hindus and the practice continues to be...

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    Art Travels: Taj Mahal, India

    By August 7, 2020

    Located on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in Agra, a little over a 100 miles outside New Delhi, is India’s most famous monument and one of the most recognizable architectural marvels of the world....

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    Emeralds in Ten Exquisite Artifacts

    By August 5, 2020

    Emeralds are arguably the most beautiful of all gemstones and have been revered by many cultures all over the world. Though the largest emeralds come from Colombia, it is believed that the first known emeralds were mined...

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    Eid Al-Adha — Seven Beautiful Mosques Around the World

    By July 30, 2020

    Eid al-Adha is observed between the 10th to the 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah. This is the Eid of the sacrifice as it commemorates Ibrahim’s sacrifice or qurbani of his own son,...

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