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Smrutis

Literature - No Comments » - Posted on August, 23 at 2:11 pm

Smruti is literally what is remembered by human teachers as against Shruti, or what is directly heard or revealed to the Rishis. In its widest acceptation the term is used to denote the 6 vedangas, the sutras (Shruata and Gruhya), the law books (Dharmashastras), the Itihasa (Mahabharata), the Puranas and Nitishastras. In this section we […]

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India Handmade Paper

Arts - No Comments » - Posted on August, 22 at 7:28 pm

Handmade paper is an ancient art and is thought to have come to India from the Northwestern parts. It was revived during the Swadeshi movement by Mahatma Gandhi. Handmade paper can be made using a bewildering variety of natural materials and dyes as well as a number of finishing techniques.

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