Vijay Kumar has a passion for Chola bronzes


Art-lover Vijay Kumar documents stone sculptures, bronze images and paintings, especially of the Chola and the Pallava period on his blog www.poetryinstone.in.

He documents them on his blog www.poetryinstone.in, up for over three years now. A shipping professional, Vijay Kumar took to historic fiction to learn history.

An off shoot of this was PSVP ( Ponniyin Selvan Varalatru Peravai) yahoo group, active since 2001. A couple of his friends started www.varalaaru.com, an online monthly Tamil magazine on historic fiction and sculpture. For a wider reach, he set up the blog in English and Tamil.

The objective is to initiate young reader into the nuances of temple art — sculpture, painting and bronzes. And, build repository and involve the public in creating a digital database. “There are 40,000 temples in Tamil Nadu. Documentation helps you to explore more" he says.

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