|Tamil Heritage Trust|
"Atyantakaman" - THT's tribute to Dr R Nagaswamy
February 20, 2022 , 10.00 am IST
Dr R Nagaswamy, internationally acclaimed archaeologist and Padma
Bhushan awardee passed away recently. Though he is best known as
an archaeologist, and became famous for his role in the recovery of the
Pathur Nataraja idol from England, he was a polymath - an epigrapher, a
historian, a scholar in three languages, a connoisseur of arts, a poet
and composer, a public intellectual, a teacher, and much more.
Tamil Heritage Trust (THT), was privileged to have Dr Nagaswamy's
continuous guidance and encouragement for over a decade. He was
the second ever speaker. In 2014, THT honoured Dr Nagaswamy with a
five-day Pechu Kacheri, in which some of the most accomplished
archaeologists he had trained spoke about his contributions in several
fields. He was also a keynote speaker at many of THT's annual events. He
unfailingly afforded easy access to his infinite knowledge and
Prof S Swaminathan, is a co-founder of THT with a deep interest
on a wide range of themes including Mamallapuram, Ajanta, Pudukottai and
much more. He will share his views on Dr Nagaswamy's polymathic
Rangarathnam Gopu is an award-winning speaker, blogger and writer
on Indian heritage. He will deliver a talk covering some lesser
known aspects of Dr Nagaswamy's contributions to society and culture.
Citing personal anecdotes and quoting from some of his rarely known
books and articles, he will aim to capture Dr Nagaswamy's spirit of
taking history and culture to the general public, free from the confines
of academic seminars.
Badri Seshadri, publisher and a co-founder of THT, will lead a
discussion by a panel which includes two of Dr Nagaswamy's proteges at
the Tamil Nadu State Department of Archaeology - Dr Marxia Gandhi and Mr
K Sridaran, experts who have participated in extensive field work in
archaeology and epigraphy..
Tamil Heritage Trust