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Today being a Saturday, We will look @ #Pavagada, a Fort Town, & taluka in #Tumkur district in #Karnataka.
Historically it was part of the Mysore kingdom. The town is famous for its fort located on the hill, Kote Anjaneya temple @ foothills & the temple of Sri #Shani Mahatma. 1/n
Right from my childhood, until I reached the age of 20, I used to visit #Pavagada, during every vacation: either in Summer or Dasara. This is where my mother's late elder sister stayed. She had a special liking4 me.
Every Visit included a trek to the Fort & the two temples. 2/n
Pava Gada simply means :
Pava: Snake Shaped
Gada : Fort (common name).
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One of the most legendary Kings in the history of the South-Asia, The man who established 'Rastrakuta' as major power in Bharat - King Amoghavarsha.

The #Rashtrakutas of Manyakheta (753-982 AD) Gulbarga #Kannada origin of Karnataka.
- Gajantaka Shiva, Ellora
- Interior of Chaitya hall, Ellora
- Ramayana Panel, Ellora
- Rastrakutas Gold & Silver coins.

#ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಕೂಟರು #ಕರುನಾಡು_ಕನ್ನಡ
#ಕರ್ಣಾಟಸಾಮ್ರಾಜ್ಯ #ಅಮೋಘವರ್ಷ #ನೃಪತುಂಗ #ಕನ್ನಡ
Rastrakutas contributions to art and architecture are reflected in the most extensive & splendid work at rock-cut cave temples, Ellora Kailashanath temple, an architectural consummation of the monolithic rock-cut temples are real wonders of the world.
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Hey guys, I research and write on language, history, and identity in South India. I focus on minority languages, and have been published in The Caravan, The Hindu, Newslaundry, Deccan Herald, etc.

I'm looking for more opportunities to write on these themes - thanks & please RT!
Last May, I wrote about about the decline of the historical Moḍī script, once widely used to write #Marathi alongside Devanagari and an essential part of its literary culture. Notions of "one language, one script" led to its near complete demise. #म…
Last March, I wrote about one of my absolute favorite multilingual regions, Tulu Nadu in southwest coastal India, where #Tulu, #Kannada, #Konkani, and more are spoken.

This tiny strip of land is a prime example of how multilingualism can shape culture.…
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I was asked for an English translation of my thread on #Prakrit an Sanskrit. Here it goes (well, at least partially!

#StartOfThread 1/n #Sanskrit #Kannada #Prakrit #Prakrta #Linguistics
2/n #Sanskrit #Kannada #Prakrit #Prakrta #Linguistics

The relation between Samskrta #Sanskrt and various Prakrtas #Prakrit is a subject that has been debated widely. Since #Kannada in its long history has been influenced by Samskrta and Prakrita(s), I thought of this note.
References in Sanskrit state " प्रकृतिः संस्कृतम्, तत्र भवेत् पाकृतं" - implying it is Samskrta that was the originator, or natural language, and those varieties (of it) that arose from it were called Prakritas.

3/n #Sanskrit #Kannada #Prakrit #Prakrta #Linguistics
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#ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತ ಮತ್ತು #ಪ್ರಾಕೃತ ಭಾಷೆಗಳ ಸಂಬಂಧ ಬಹು ಚರ್ಚಿತ ವಿಷಯ. ಈ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಟಿಪ್ಪಣಿ ಹಾಕೋಣವೆನ್ನಿಸಿತು. ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತ ಪ್ರಾಕೃತಗಳೆರಡೂ #ಕನ್ನಡ #ಭಾಷೆ ಯ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ವಿಶಿಷ್ಟ ಪಾತ್ರ ವಹಿಸಿರುವುದು ತಿಳಿದ ವಿಷಯವಷ್ಟೇ.

#thread #oldstuff #FBmemories 1/n #Sanskrit #Kannada #Prakrit #Prakrta #Linguistics
ಹಿಂದಿನ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತ ಗ್ರಂಥಗಳಲ್ಲಿ "ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಃ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಮ್, ತತ್ರ ಭವೇತ್ ಪಾಕೃತಂ" ಅನ್ನುವ ವಿವರಣೆಯನ್ನು ಕಾಣಬಹುದು.ಈ ಮಾತಿನ ಅರ್ಥ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತ ಭಾಷೆಯ ರೂಪಗಳಾಗಿ, ಅದರಿಂದ ಪ್ರಾಕೃತವು(ಗಳು) ಬಂದಿತು(ಬಂದವು) ಎಂದು. ಮಾತಾಡುವುದಕ್ಕೂ ಪುಸ್ತಕದ ಭಾಷೆಗೂ ವ್ಯತ್ಯಾಸಗಳಿರುವುದು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಭಾಷೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕಂಡುಬರುವ ವಿಷಯವೇ

2/n #Kannada #Prakrit
ಕಾಲ ದೇಶಗಳಿಗೆ ತಕ್ಕಂತೆ ಭಾಷೆ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪವಾಗಿ ಮಾರ್ಪಾಡಾಗುವುದೂ ಗೊತ್ತಿರುವ ಸಂಗತಿಯೇ.ಹಾಗಾಗಿ, ಒಂದು ಭಾಷೆಗೆ (ಅಂದರೆ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಕ್ಕೆ) ಹಲವಾರು ಮಾತಾಡುವ ರೂಪಗಳಿದ್ದರೆ (ಅಂದರೆ ಶೌರಸೇನಿ, ಮಾಗಧಿ, ಪಾಲಿ, ಮಹಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀ ಇತ್ಯಾದಿ ಹೆಸರುಗಳಿಂದ ಪ್ರಖ್ಯಾತವಾದ ಪ್ರಾಕೃತಗಳು) ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ಅಚ್ಚರಿ ಪಡುವಂಥದ್ದೇನಿಲ್ಲ . 3/n #Thread
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Perhaps the best example of #AmalgamationArchitecture and the cultural inclusiveness of #Hyderabad under the Nizam is #OsmaniaUniversity Arts College founded in 1918. It's the 1st Indian university to have Urdu (a modern language) as medium of instruction (as opposed to Persian).
Under the last Nizam, Osman Ali Pasha, #Hyderabad was thriving as a center of learning, innovation and technological advancement, free from the dark shadow of colonialism that gripped most of the Subcontinent. Hyderabad was quite insulated from India...
...and developed its own culture, architectural styles, cuisine, and most importantly, language. People from India were referred to as Hindustani and so was their language. The language of Hyderabad was Dakhani (of Deccan), which is very distinct from Hindi or Urdu...
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MOTHER OF ALL: 5000-YEAR-OLD GENOME OF WOMAN DEBUNKS ARYAN INVASION THEORY #Exclusive interview with Prof Vasant Shinde, VC Deccan College. Harappan's were the Vedic people. No Aryan invasion/migration took place #watch #thread 1/n
Ancient DNA from the Indus Valley Civilization was found in this individual buried at India’s Rakhigarhi archaeological site. 2/n
The geographical span of the Indus Valley Vedic Civilisation.
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The sun that rises has to set
With birth comes the ticket to death
So it is the law of the land
All beautiful things must come to an end.

As I @me_maniac end curating for the week, compiling in one place all things we conversed and polled. This is the thread of all threads!

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October 24th is R K Laxman's birthday. His early work was mostly in Kannada for the humor magazine "Koravanji"/ Posting some from Koravanji
"ರೇಶನ್ ಆಫೀಸರ ಮಗ ಕಣೋ ಅವನು"
~ Inimitable R K Laxman in Koravanji (1949) #Kannada
In this 1943 RK Laxman cartoon, Aspirin is substituted for 'change' money (à la Eclairs today) #Kannada
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