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    Stephanie LaGrua Professor Nichols Art and Human Needs Final Exam 13 December 2013 Part One: Shelter The Villa Rotonda is a house built by Andrea Palladio from 1566 to 1571. The Villa Rotonda is located on top of a low hill in Vincenza, Italy. Built during the Renaissance era, this 16th Century Italian house has showed influence to many other architects throughout the world. The Villa Rotonda is the most urbanized structure Andrea Palladio has constructed. The floor plan was a square floor plan

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    Before I Die

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    ''Before I die, I want to see where I was born,'' my father announced last fall at home in Katonah, N.Y., as our family was celebrating Diwali, the Hindu New Year. With that, my parents and I began making plans to travel to Pakistan. My father and his entire extended family fled from there in 1947, when India gained independence and was partitioned into Muslim Pakistan and mostly Hindu India. It was not a trip we had been expecting to take. My father's family left Lahore, where they had thought

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    India. The Empire was built by the great king Chandragupta Maurya. Maurya’s reign is known as time for social and religious reforms in India. Buddhism gained its prominence since then. Later Bindusara succeeded Maurya who was a disciple of Buddha. Now our main interest Ashoka, the son of Binsudara was also a follower of Buddhism. Actually Ashoka adopted Buddhism after the war against Kalinga, which was a bitterly destructive war. He has decided to propagate Buddhism across his empire. The main policy

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    MAHARAJA AGRASEN JAYANTI Agrasen Jayanti is a renowned event observed annually by the aggarwal roots of the Hindu community. This day is celebrated with full gaiety and devotion in the honor of their respected forefather , MAHARAJA AGRASEN . Agrasen Jayanti is observed on the “EKAM (1ST DAY ) of the Shukla paksha during the Hindu month of “Ashwin”.He is the founder of Agranari & Agarwal communities in India. Maharaja Agrasen was the originator of the Agranari and Aggarwal community and

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    4.3.1.2 (a) BANDHINI OF GUJARAT- The brightly coloured bandhini cloths of Gujarat symbolize a vital resist dyeing tradition of India. From Kachchh, Jamnagar and Porbandar, bandhani has moved to Rajkot, Surendranagar, Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad and other parts of Gujarat (Chirsti, 2010). Design & Motifs- A massive range of motifs and designs is seen in the bandhani work of Gujarat. The designs commonly associated with the bandhanis from Bhuj are figurative and floral. Common animals motifs are Chita, popat

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    India, the land that holds the cluster of architectural beauty as mighty historical forts and eminent palaces,the divine aura of temples, the scrumptious and magical flavors in its cuisine and the serene natural beauty in wildlife sanctuaries is among the most popular tourist destinations of the world. With the advent of winter,the enchanting beauty of this cultural land becomes more appealing. To unfold the very detail of this enticing land, golden triangle tour is the most prominent way. Golden

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    In “’Satan Let Loose upon Earth’”: The Kanpur Massacres in India in the Revolt of 1857”, Rudrangshu Mukherjee offers a very interesting perspective on EIC rule in India. He begins the essay by offering horrific images of the British ravaging India, and exploiting the natives of the country. Mukherjee writes, “It was an era of brutal floggings and of Indian women being forced to become mistresses of white men; of recalcitrant elements being blown from cannons so that their bodies were effaced and

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    Markha Valley Trek Essay

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    Markha Valley Trek: Enjoy culture and local life at high altitudes Located in Ladakh, the Markha Valley is among the most sought after treks of Jammu and Kashmir. The Markha Valley is counted among amazing treks od India, situated in the Ladakh Region. Travelling all the way to Leh and Ladakh for this trek gives you a unique experience of witnessing the most beautiful and magical and remote Buddhist Kingdom of Ladakh. While covering the trek, you will come across a variety of landmarks and wonderful

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    The Taj Mahal

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    indiavideo.org/text/taj-mahal-agra-1312.php Kleiner, F. S. (2010 pgs 38). Gardner's art Through the Ages. Boston, MA: Wadsworth. Organization, I. A. (1995-2003). Retrieved Feb 11, 2012, from Islamic Architecture: http://www.islamicart.com/library/empires/india/taj_mahal.html

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    most universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage. With the combined elements of Islamic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish, and Indian style, the Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture. In 1983 this place was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Surrounding the Taj Mahal is a 300 metre square Mughal garden. In the middle of the garden is a raised marble water tank called al Hawd al-Kawthar meaning “Tank of Abundance” which was promised to Muhammad. The Tomb is the heart of the Taj

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