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One of the most important contributions of Abhinavagupta (c. 950 – 1016 AD) is his commentary on a Tantra text named Paratrishika. It belongs to the school of Anuttara Trika with Goddess Parasakti as the nodal deity. He makes this complicated work understandable through his Vivarana commentary.
(‘Philosopher and aesthete,’ Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, The Hindu Friday Review, Jan 20, 2017)

Serfoji II created a huge body of art, poetry, dance and music in praise of achievements of the Marathas and previous kings. He also brought back the practice of public inscriptions; 23 of his inscriptions are in Marathi and one of them is at the Brihadeeshwara Temple. Serfoji also created dance dramas, which were enacted at the Brihadeeshwara Temple and were public performances in celebration of the King.
(‘Scholar-king Serfoji II of Tanjore (1798-1832): Transforming Tradition, Shaping Modernity,’ Indira Peterson, January 9, 2016 at Jnanapravaha, Mumbai)

(Courtesy ‘Dances of the world on postage stamps,’ Alkis Raftis)

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