Went to Press

My article on Thanjavur Paintings, “In Pursuit of Painted Wood – Tanjore Paintings” was published in Reading Hour magazine 🙂

I had an urge to write about my view on the certain aspects of history that has captivated my interest to go an extra mile, for example the cire-perdue (lost-wax) technique of Chola bronzes. This involves good amount of research. Two things to remember when someone uses the word “research” – “Google” is not the synonym of “research” and Wikipedia is not an authorized source for any information. Research in Indian History generally involves collecting and reading old books to visiting museums and temples. Quality most often needs time, effort, dedication, perseverance, and money. Anyway… I was doing what I thought as right as always when Thamba pressed to pursue my interest by chasing a Publication in south of Tamil Nadu to get a rare book published in 1930s. Apparently, they had one copy left which they had used it for proof-reading. I had one planned in detail named “Rajarajeeshwaram” on Thanjavur Big Temple before slowly drifting to Thanjavur Paintings.

You can pick up the magazine here – Sapna (Jayanagar & Kormangala), BookStop! (Kormangala), Magazines (Church Street), Variety Book Stall (Off MG Rd, Near KC Das), Newstand (Jayanagar 4th Block Complex)

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4 Responses to Went to Press

  1. Very happy that to see you in prints. Not all of our words get printed. And, Jaggu is key to your literary success! I am sure his pictures would reach more even than your words! 😉 Good Luck guys,Happy Selling!

  2. Thank you, dude 🙂

  3. Preetha Nair says:

    Mercy dear…long time and I just thought will galnce thru your blog and found this…Wow!!! that is some achievement…..

    We should catch up…its been a while now :):)

  4. Thank you, sweetie… Had been to US for a while… Shall give you a call tomorrow 🙂

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