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Desi Romantic Academia celebrates love, exploration and joy of literature all mixed up with South Asian Heritage. It is centered around reading poetry, making perfumes, decorating hands with henna, painting, sewing.

It is a part of Romantic Academia but its values heavily relies on the visuals, philosophy and literature originated in South Asia.

Philosophy[]

Desi Romantic Academia combines the love of literature, learning and also the values of Asian Modernism. Modernism in Asia is the mix of many movements like Romanticism, Neo-Classicism. It incorporates joy of learning with exploration of the world. Also it shows:

  • Glorification of nature
  • Awareness and acceptance of emotions
  • Celebration of creativity and curiosity
  • Emphasis on aesthetic beauty
  • Focus on multicultural history
  • Exploration of the self
  • Themes of spirit and spirituality
  • Wise and mature thought processes
  • Values based on South Asian Heritage
  • Curiosity about old architecture

Visuals[]

Objects[]

  • Flowers (dried, fresh, especially roses)
  • Perfumes (Ittar)
  • Old Letters
  • Tea
  • Tea cups or Tea glass
  • Henna
  • Gold or vintage jewelry
  • Old books
  • Radio
  • Mirrors

Fashion[]

Fabric[]

  • Cotton
  • Silk
  • Brocade
  • Cashmere
  • Lace

Tops[]

  • Draped blouses
  • Choli Blouses
  • Kurtas

Bottoms[]

  • Salwar
  • Pyjamas
  • Ghaghra
  • Gharara

Extras[]

  • Dupattas

Dresses[]

  • Anarkali
  • Sari

Shoes[]

  • Khussas
  • Kolhapuri shoes
  • Jutti

Accessories[]

  • Vintage Jewelry
  • Gold or glass bangles
  • Flower Gajra
  • Anklets
  • Henna
  • Kohl

Activities[]

  • Traveling
  • Nature documentation
  • Textile arts
    • Knitting
    • Sewing
  • Photography
  • Nature sketching
  • Studying/taking notes, especially philosophy or history
  • Gardening
  • Writing (creative or nonfiction)
  • Reading
  • Study of music
  • Poetry, both reading, analyzing, and writing
  • Exploring where you live or where you're from
  • Talking to relatives about your ancestors
  • Daydreaming
  • Sipping tea

Media[]

Literature[]

  • Poetry by Mirza Ghalib
  • Works of Allama Iqbal, Meer Taqi Meer, Jaun Elia
  • Works of Munshi Premchand
  • Works of Khalilullah Khalili
  • Works of Bano Qudsia, Ibn-e-Insha, Ashfaque Ahmed

Movies/Series[]

  • A Few Cubic Meters of Love (2014)
  • Jodha Akbar
  • Padmavat
  • Bajirao Mastani
  • The Namesake
  • Humsafar
  • Mughal e Azam
  • Phillauri
  • Monsoon Wedding
  • Kalank

Music[]

Subtle soulful music describes the vibe that Desi Romantic Academia carry. Any genre can be placed here with Ghazals and Classical music in focus.

  • Classical
  • Folk
  • Ghazals
  • Ambient

Pinterest Board[]

Desi Romantic Academia

Gallery[]

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