The irreparable loss The historical legacy of Nepal Bodnath the famous stupa

The irreparable loss

The historical legacy of Nepal reduced to ashes.

The earthquake of magnitude 7.9 in the Richter scale has killed thousands of people, loss of terrible scope and swallowed several ancient monuments, historical and artistic heritage symbol of the country.

A few kilometers northeast of Khatmandu, the enclave of Bodnath, the famous stupa built in the fourteenth century and 36 meters high has closed his blue eyes. The stupa has no head , reports the Hindustan Times.

Prushottam Lochan Shrestha, historical interviewed by Ekantipur, declares: We have lost most of the monuments of world heritage in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. These can not be restored.

 

The earth shook again in Nepal At least 2,000 victims, but the emergency continues

The earth shook again in Nepal.

At least 2,000 victims, but the emergency continues

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It was a night of fear the one spent in Nepal by the survivors of the earthquake that yesterday at 11.41 hours local sowed death and devastation.

Rescue operations have proceeded unabated, despite the darkness due to power blackout and the rain, falling briefly to lower the temperature to 14 degrees. Much of survivors spent the night on the street, refusing to go back inside the buildings left standing. Between late yesterday afternoon and the early hours of today, they were recorded other three aftershocks from medium to high intensity, one of which lasted two minutes, but from yesterday morning the ground is back to shake at least a dozen time.

The number of the death  rose from 900 of yesterday to nearly 2,000 of today, 700  in Kathmandu, at which are added at least 5,000 wounded, and heavy structural damages.

The earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale had its epicenter in the Gorkha district, halfway between the capital and the city of Pokhara, it was clearly felt also in Delhi in India, Western China, Bangladesh, Bhutan and up in Lahore in Pakistan.

The Everest base camp, it was hit yesterday by a huge avalanche, detached from nearby Mount Pumori as a result of the shock, which cost 17 dead and 61 wounded.

While we are writing, the rescue work is continuing, despite the lack of equipment, the interruption of water and electricity, and the lack of hospital facilities sufficient to meet emergency needs. Today Kathmandu airport has been reopened to the first international flights of aid, which are leading in Nepal basic necessities, medicines and know-how needed to provide immediate relief to the people.

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DOCUMENTING SANTAL MUSICAL TRADITIONS

DOCUMENTING

SANTAL MUSICAL TRADITIONS

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NATIONAL MUSEUM

DHELI

17 APRIL-17 MAY

2015

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Banam with motor carriage and human figures
 Verrier Elwin Collection, 1964
 Wood, 81 x 3 x 13 cm
 National Museum, New Delhi
 Image courtesy National Museum, New Delhi

The images on the banam are often inspired by the objects observed. This banam is from the Verrier Elwin collection.

 

Event Description

 

This exhibition is a collaboration between National Museum, New Delhi and Museum Rietberg, Zurich, along with Crafts Museum, New Delhi and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal.

What: Exhibition: Cadence and Counterpoint: Documenting Santal Musical Traditions

Curated by:

Dr Ruchira Ghose, Crafts Museum, New Delhi

Dr Marie Eve Celio Scheurer, Museum Rietberg, Zurich

Dr Johannes Beltz, Museum Rietberg, Zurich

 

Date: 16 April – 17 May 2015

Where: Special Exhibition Hall 2, National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi 110 011

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday and public holidays closed)

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PARIS TRIBAL

2015

INDIAN HERITAGE

GALLERY

Photo Sanza Francois

 

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