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Hemant @hemantsarin 30.6746871052 / 76.8868303298

Interested in history, art, people, culture. I am not a historian and never studied history beyond school.

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Joined Twitter 9/4/14


#SharadPurnima Shrinathji In the Vaishnava cult this mystic dance Raas lila has a special ritualistic significance.… https://t.co/jkO8PCxies
Retweeted by HemantScenes from the Zenana or Harem ? Women embracing, enjoying wine & each other’s company. Both 18th cen works with… https://t.co/cKyKwgTjIG#DomesticAbuse in 19th century #Calcutta. Seems the picture of #abuse of housewives by their husbands hasn't change… https://t.co/368G5h4K1w
Retweeted by HemantAs Delhi blames Punjabs farmers for pollution, Aman Luthra n I use @Chintan data to show that since half of Delhi’s… https://t.co/hLRX33ejEu
Retweeted by HemantAsavari Ragini, with a fabulous infestation of levitating cobras, Murshidabad, 1780 https://t.co/1yjzWuqAOX
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10/30
2020
In light of the sh*tstorm that is the world today, here's my mood as Raja Balwant Singh as depicted by Nainsukh of… https://t.co/1L78cAA8oz
Retweeted by Hemant @CforChatha This school was seemingly renamed to Islamia High School after partition.Goddess Lakshmi flanked by Victorian angel figures. The iconography at Maharaja Madho Singh II's cenotaph reflects… https://t.co/K1x8DOPdkk
Retweeted by Hemant @nextgencali @BishtLokinder @Peachtreespeaks @ssharadmohhan @DalrympleWill @JAJafri @kamlesm @Chemburstudiohttps://t.co/RKKvXOcn0mFolio from the Jnaneshvari. Deccan School (Nagpur), c. 1763. VMFI. https://t.co/PbmAUC69iL
Retweeted by Hemanthttps://t.co/VPPYgrUqjR From the court of the Ottomans to Mughals, once can find the celebration of Prophet Birthda… https://t.co/aJ1J7lpNFc
Retweeted by Hemant @kamlesm @ghosh_gopali @NicInTheGarden @ssharadmohhan @bonhams1793 @DalrympleWill @Peachtreespeaks @swativashishthahttps://t.co/hnfPwvl74b @ghosh_gopali @NicInTheGarden @ssharadmohhan @bonhams1793 @DalrympleWill @Peachtreespeaks @swativashishthahttps://t.co/d7yYz7ON7r#Winteriscoming A raja enjoys a huqqa during a cold winter night.Pahari school,north India,1825-50. Notice the quil… https://t.co/bogkkVcTRx
Retweeted by Hemant @hemantsarin @DalrympleWill @dpanikkar @ssharadmohhan @PropitiousOn3O @AmitGuha2020 @JAJafri @Yashaswini_Chhttps://t.co/q8wFtnvnJb
Retweeted by HemantChuter Munzil #Lucknow was built by Nawab Ghazi-ud-Din Haider in the early 19th century, Chattar Manzil epitomized… https://t.co/n1zvbz9RwC
Retweeted by Hemant @cherishDcherry1 @PunjabiRooh @ssharadmohhan @punarutthana @MayaramArvind @msteckchandani @swativashishtha @kamlesmhttps://t.co/jqJlrR0x9nOctober is full of festive events. 1 such festival is this which celebrates brother-sister relationship Title _Bha… https://t.co/ZfC2shnoSp
Retweeted by Hemant @DalrympleWill @JAJafri @BL_VisualArts @swativashishtha @TabeenahAnjum @WhiteMughalsFan @FarooqiMehr @RohanVhttps://t.co/5XeRYnTLh7 @JAJafri @DalrympleWill @BL_VisualArts @swativashishtha @TabeenahAnjum @WhiteMughalsFan @FarooqiMehr @RohanVhttps://t.co/VWdzRGsodr @amaanbali Did some tweets on the family some time ago ... https://t.co/KkpGK4xKKbA multi splendoured personality & nobleman of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Darbar, Sardar Lehna Singh Majithia belonged… https://t.co/iUO4i37pFV
Retweeted by HemantAccording to Shardha Ram Phillauri, Suchet Singh Dogra along with his select followers were listening to the Guru G… https://t.co/tG7fLbXRYS
Retweeted by Hemant#SufiThursdays 1893 vintage photograph from @britishlibrary shows the Nizam Gate (rebuilt by Mir Osman Ali Khan,… https://t.co/WXmZacXbR5
Retweeted by Hemant#Nurpur c. 1670 by Kripal. Devi - At MetMuseum “One can sense that these paintings are the visual counterpart of… https://t.co/HsigWnnNac
Retweeted by HemantBana, son of Bali, plays vina, tanpura, sitar, damaru conch shell and pair of manjeeras,1000 arms,Shiva dances the… https://t.co/3ELGvbUoNE
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10/29
2020
@JungNihang I don’t know. According to the museum, the inscription on original backing : BhaiRam Sing- a Sikh - of Ranjit Singh Lahore.Tudor Ice House, Madras By Bombay School of Art (?) With inscription 'W Simpson' on the reverse Watercolour on pape… https://t.co/uimT1t4ERf
Retweeted by HemantRam Singh & his Gobind Ram, spiritual advisors referred to as “Bhai Sahibs” (erroneously recorded as Brahmins in so… https://t.co/NY5BGLizLQ
Retweeted by HemantShah Hamdan Mosque Kashmir c 1855 By William Carpenter #River #Jhelum #heritage @MuslimCulture https://t.co/moxD73hcE2
Retweeted by HemantOval portraits of Bhai Ram Singh (Advisor to Maharaja Ranjit Singh) & Chattar Singh Attariwala (Governor of Hazara)… https://t.co/Gza1VSiqOp @tashitobgyal @iamrana @seemay @dttdc @IndiaHistorypic @cpimspeak This is probably from the Jama Masjid area. The s… https://t.co/s1N44mmWsfYes, Winter is upon us! Nip in the air & no need of Fans, just open the Windows! c1825 AD #Pahari painting from… https://t.co/RPngv9kuLu
Retweeted by HemantFor years I've tried to report on Kolkata's Indian-Chinese community, but it's been difficult perhaps because the t… https://t.co/6ms9EIRVFK
Retweeted by HemantThis is so striking. https://t.co/W14rILgNgn
Retweeted by HemantAn ascetic in a landscape. The inscription identifies the subject as Gorakhnath, founder of the Nath Yogis. Ducks,… https://t.co/KUF2aQ1aRtThe beautiful confluence of Jewellery and Art. one could not stop them self frm adorning themselves in miniature f… https://t.co/378ozyeg8q
Retweeted by Hemant @mitrasaurav @ursulamurphy123 @DalrympleWill @IndiaArtHistory @Go_Movie_Mango @Royal_Mughals @Arthistorian18 This t… https://t.co/JIQq5f3ZBQ @_rsk910 @MKapoorOfficial @Mumtazz_Maneka @IndiaArtHistory @Peachtreespeaks @PropitiousOn3O @iamrana @DalrympleWillhttps://t.co/wLTMIEy7CfRARE Kamadeva,2nd half of the 8th C. India,Jammu and Kashmir, ancient kingdom of Kashmir The God of love, is here… https://t.co/Wk80Loe8q1
Retweeted by Hemant @VatsalTrivedi18 @ssharadmohhan @ClevelandArt @DalrympleWill @katherineschof8 @cherishDcherry1 @IndiaArtHistoryhttps://t.co/YzwkyavDVUThis Company watercolour painting shows a Sikh man & woman carding cotton. The man wears a white tunic and trousers… https://t.co/kGX8tMocGo
Retweeted by HemantDaily Life in 19th century Punjab. https://t.co/ygqwzr7F3r
Retweeted by HemantThe British used to award honorific titles for excellent services rendered to the crown and a badge was given to th… https://t.co/L5sjC1pn1H
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10/28
2020
Winter’s on us & the air is nippy. A Nobleman & his Maiden with shawls around them admiring their reflection in a m… https://t.co/8wAzJD6EZQTomb of Runjeet Singh, of his four wives, and eight ladies of the Zanana, Lahore. Source- Letters from Kashmir an… https://t.co/Hn4J9DeD63
Retweeted by HemantThe ancestor of the Arab 'ud & the European lute, as well as the whole violin family, can be seen in this 3rdC CE G… https://t.co/BaSWwHNoL7
Retweeted by Hemant @sialmirzagoraya @hemantsarin Beautiful & colourful ! 1) Kabir tending his loom circa 1740, Unknown Artist 2) A… https://t.co/DwrErXsXQ4
Retweeted by HemantAlways wanted 2 know if there was any visual representation of #Sufi saint NizamuddinAwliya. Here`s a beautiful fo… https://t.co/g5L2wLvkOW
Retweeted by Hemant @gpsgoraya @RamblingSingh @ranveersiiingh @JungNihang @JasKand @Kharagket @ssharadmohhan @JAJafri @amanmadra Non-Si… https://t.co/0H1Gnb2dxiToday On 27 Oct 1605, the 3rd Mughal Emperor Akbar breathed his last at Agra. It was he who slaughtered the 30,000… https://t.co/p4NeuXIMtp
Retweeted by Hemant @jvalaaa Lovely description of Guru ji getting readyNot a single child without a Turban. It meant so much. And my guess (just a guess) is that all of them are not… https://t.co/OLtZglpsGi311 - Amritsar. Sikh school at the Golden Temple⠀ https://t.co/bimTZ2nZLp
Retweeted by HemantMaharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala (aged 11/12) at the Delhi Durbar. https://t.co/gY9auWQ1Ll
Retweeted by HemantHari Singh Nalwa. https://t.co/3SbgVQtAWn
Retweeted by Hemant @sialmirzagoraya At first glance I thought it was Mardana & Guru Nanak Dev ji !Bhagat Kabir. https://t.co/eUoH2CSO3F
Retweeted by HemantSultanate Indian manuscript Nimmatnama-i-Nasiruddin-Shahi (circa 16th c ) showing samosas being served Source :… https://t.co/bkjbNQ6qoR
Retweeted by HemantSince we talking about medals, here is a Silver medal from my collection of the Princely State of Sirmur struck by… https://t.co/Zhpv4GJHfH
Retweeted by Hemant @MKapoorOfficial @britishmuseum @DalrympleWill @ssharadmohhan @iamrana @JAJafri @zarafshan @tawairkhhttps://t.co/uuDIxgropZ @MKapoorOfficial @britishmuseum @DalrympleWill @ssharadmohhan @iamrana @JAJafri @zarafshan @tawairkhhttps://t.co/VYEXfWeS6k @hemantsarin @GuzashtaLakhnau @britishmuseum @DalrympleWill @ssharadmohhan @iamrana @zarafshan @tawairkh @gpsgorayahttps://t.co/PwffDjK1Xw
Retweeted by Hemant @GuzashtaLakhnau @britishmuseum @DalrympleWill @ssharadmohhan @iamrana @JAJafri @zarafshan @tawairkh @gpsgorayahttps://t.co/of0dHpszpQSilver Medal of 1795-96 with bust & motto in Latin of Claude Martin on one side & his expansive title (?) in Persia… https://t.co/sDBXv17vtM
10/27
2020
Bijoya, The Farewell Hand Coloured Lithograph Calcutta Art Studio, 1890s #bijoyadashami #DurgaPuja2020 https://t.co/RRBzTc2ZRR
Retweeted by Hemant @ghosh_gopali @ssharadmohhan @DalrympleWill @Kieran_drake @barunghosh @dpanikkar @ranjona @katherineschof8 @kamlesmhttps://t.co/P3Fob9HLoRSet of miniature paintings of Guru Nanak’s life from the B-40 Janamsakhi manuscript (now in the British Library) wr… https://t.co/2ryA7K71pw
Retweeted by Hemant @Kharagket @sialmirzagoraya Lovely. Great share. @zarafshan @EvolveLeadLove ThanksMudéjar architecture of Teurel Aragon. Mudejar at its peak The symbiosis of techniques& ways of understanding archi… https://t.co/C8DanuortL
Retweeted by Hemant @EvolveLeadLove @zarafshan Thanks @zarafshan @EvolveLeadLove Is it combustible on its own or one needs camphor along with it ? I have seen it mixed with samigri.Krishna subduing the Naga Kaliya 17th century Nepal Gilt copper repoussé Source @metmuseum @IndiaArtHistoryhttps://t.co/tM4yaXgJ2g
Retweeted by Hemant @punjabi_asla @amaanbali @JungNihang @Kharagket @JasKand @ranveersiiingh @JAJafri @gpsgoraya @DalrympleWillhttps://t.co/RTytPl9VeaSikh Railway Train - 1870 Lahore A Railway Train in two sections. The upper has four coaches with men and women pa… https://t.co/Ds4p6pSue1
Retweeted by HemantAfter the unknown #Sikh (?) lady, this is a young smiling Mahratta woman, eyes closed. Queen/Princess/Courtesan/Beg… https://t.co/gFwxulo8b1Even the Goddess says “Goodbye”...The Visarjan teaches us to let go...but also keep our faith & hope. #ShubhoBijoya https://t.co/fPQi0mT90t
Retweeted by HemantSad news. Art historian Karuna Goswamy, a former professor at Panjab University & wife of Prof B.N. Goswamy, passed… https://t.co/tfyeywMCcb
10/26
2020
@amaanbali @JungNihang @Kharagket @JasKand @ranveersiiingh @JAJafri @gpsgoraya @DalrympleWill @KashiHousehttps://t.co/FDYdu1lCia#Sikh lady ? #Khanda on her forehead was in vogue early 20th cen. No idea abt actual subject/artist except she appe… https://t.co/OhbrU5X1ptMaharaja Ranjit Singh arriving at a late night gathering outside Lahore, c 1830-35. https://t.co/M5S0KBlsql
Retweeted by Hemantmess with a punjaban at your own risk https://t.co/P5VjMLeUtM https://t.co/6frZqBbD0x
Retweeted by HemantSikh Horseman, Punjab Plains. mid 19th century. https://t.co/6HAYe2A04P
Retweeted by HemantA Deceitful Lady Unknown Artist Mewar, Rajasthan, c1630 "illustration to the poem Rasamanjari by Bhanu Datta: a wom… https://t.co/BnDjsi4lJ1
Retweeted by HemantOn the Frontier, early 20th century. https://t.co/f4EPEcMBcU
Retweeted by HemantAttributed to British painter William Prinsep(1819-1850) this is a beautiful watercolour marked undated depicting p… https://t.co/jLBfhPR2zX
Retweeted by HemantA hidden painting on the edge https://t.co/ZkruMKpVgZ
Retweeted by Hemant @1917oc There’s this very interesting article ... https://t.co/RLlQMWNZs3 @hemantsarin @amaanbali @britishmuseum @ssharadmohhan @JungNihang @ranveersiiingh @Kharagket @JasKand @JAJafrihttps://t.co/IJ7PVpZ8v6
Retweeted by Hemant @JungNihang Thanks for the inputs. Going by the photograph posted, it seems the turban was Regal only in name & not… https://t.co/GqJKwRMKiPGreat question! These are indeed turbans - a variant of what I refer to in my article as “regal turbans”. Like the… https://t.co/bYpLH5jur3
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10/25
2020

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