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General Facts About India:  1. The name ‘India’ derives from the river Indus.  The name ‘Hind’ is derived from the Persian equivalent of ‘Sindh’, as the Persian ‘H’ is cognate with Sanskrit ‘S’. And the Persian word ‘stan’ means land...
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Deepawali or Diwali, referring to diyas or clay lamps, is the biggest festival in the Hindu calendar. The lights symbolize the lifting of spiritual darkness and the victory of righteousness. Flames, electric lights, and small clay oil lamps are symbols...
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India, a land of spices, bright colors, and hidden treasures, is one of the world's oldest civilizations. Kantha, a symbol of India, celebrates the lifestyle and handiwork of the women, preserving the art of the Indian ancestors. The traditional form...
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Scattered in small villages throughout India are women artisans who use their hands and needles to craft the beautiful materials we buy to beautify our homes. But who are they? Where do they live? How did their products get here?...
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Kantha quilt I lovingly stroke the soft folds of the quilt I drape over the bed. My fingers trace the fine lines of the patterns, delicately stitched to hold the pieces of cloth together. Kantha - the melodious word matches...
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