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Chola Bronzes - Book by I.Job Thomas illustrated with several plates and
line drawings comprehensively and talks about the historic, aesthetic
and iconographic aspects of the Chola bronzes.
Born in India, Dr.Job Thomas is a specialist in South Indian art. He
has taught the history of India and China, the life of Gandhi, Indian,
Chinese and Japanese architecture, sculpture and painting for more than
30 years in the USA.
'Being Swaminathan' - Celebrating Prof. Swaminathan and his many splendoured contributions in his 80 years
Tamil Heritage Trust
8th September 2019 (Sunday), 4 P.M - 8 P.M at Tamil Virtual Academy,
Near Anna Centenary Library, Kotturpuram, Chennai
About the Event
Prof. Swaminathan enters his eightieth year in 2019. The co-founder of
Tamil Heritage Trust remains an inspiration to thousands of his
students, colleagues and fans across the multifarious fields of
engineering, education and Indian heritage.
This event - 'Being Swaminathan', is a way of applauding not just
Swaminathan the person, but also the very idea that his life and thought
- a keynote address by Prof. Swaminathan, and a host of other talks & announcements.
After a gap of 8 years, on August 13, 2019 the Tamilnadu Govt gave
KALAIMAMANI awards to 201 personalities, including writers, singers,
dancers, musicians and actors, for their contribution to culture from
2011. Among the recipients are Bharatanatyam dancers Roja Kannan,
Lakshmi Ramaswamy, Radhika Shurajit, J Suryanarayanamurthy, Priya Murle,
Binesh Mahadevan, Latha Rajendran, P. Muralidharan and Niveditha
Chennai-based Sri Krishna Gana Sabha and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,
Goodwill Stage and Salem Amateur Arts received awards for institutions.
V.P. Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan received the BALASARASWATHI
MEMORIAL AWARD for Bharatanatyam, along with Vyjayanthimala Bali and
Prof. C.V. Chandrasekhar. The award carries a cash prize of rupees one
lakh and citation.
A Tale of Two Cities - Madurai and Madras - A talk by Manohar Devadoss presented by Tamil Heritage Trust
3rd August 2019, Saturday 5:30 PM at Arkay Convention Center,
146/3 R.H.Road, OMS Lakshana (Above Shah Electronics), Mylapore, Chennai
About the Speaker and the Talk
Manohar Devadoss was born in 1936 and spent his formative years in
Madurai. He started drawing very early in his childhood. He recalls that
his school notebooks were full of drawings. Most of them were drawn
while the teachers were handling a different type of easel. His
teachers were indulgent and let his art and craft flourish. While
studying in American College, Madurai he made a very detailed and
intricate ink-drawing of the college chapel. He considers this as a
watershed moment of his artistic career.
His marriage to Mahema, a gold medal-winning graduate in Fine Arts, in
1963 set in motion more than four decades of creative collaboration
which did not weaken or wane despite Manohar battling failing eyesight
and Mahema, crippling quadriplegia. He raced against time to draw and
write, copiously. His drawings of many historic, social and cultural
landmarks of Madurai and Madras are as evocative as the landmarks
themselves invoking immediate association to these historic cities.
Manohar Devadoss has so far published seven books, six of them profusely
illustrated. His books on Madurai have gone through several reprints.
He is currently collaborating with Sujata Shankar to bring out ‘Madras
A journey through a kaleidoscope of few landmarks and icons which he
drew and portrayed during his career as an artist and writer, of the two
cities he is intimately connected with, interspersing his talk with
interesting, sometimes poignant stories from his life.
Tamil Heritage Trust
Water Management Inscriptions in India Talk in Tamil by Dr. R Nagaswamy
6th July 2019, Saturday 5:30 PM at Arkay Convention Center,
146/3 R.H.Road, OMS Lakshana (Above Shah Electronics), Mylapore, Chennai
About the Topic
The history books that we read as children were replete with references
to the management of water resource by Kings and Emperors. King
Karikalan building a dam on Cauvery, Raja Bhoja excavating perhaps the
largest man-made lake in India, Emperor Ashoka causing creation of many
water bodies, etc., It is not just the popular ones but several
hundreds of rulers, chieftains and administrators across India have
built wells, step-wells, tanks, lakes, canals and dams during the
historical period of India. Dharmasastra and our ancient literary works
exhort and dictate that it is one of the primary duties of a ruler to
create and maintain water bodies.
In Tamil Nadu, not only the temples but also many water bodies wear
proudly, even today, the names of famous kings. Veeranam,
Madurantakam, Thirubhuvanai, Seevalapperi, to name a few.
Copper plates and inscriptions found in temples, temple ponds, bunds of
lakes, sluices contain a wealth of information about our ancestor’s
approach to water management. They tell us about the existence of local
bodies in many places for water management and how they were
administered, how much land and revenue were allocated for maintenance,
punishment to both the administrators and others for failing in their
responsibilities. Some inscriptions contain even reference to endowments
made and work done, several hundreds of years in the
Dr. R Nagaswamy will speak about these extraordinary records of
foresight and vision, found in the length and breadth of India, in
Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Prakrit, Sanskrit, et al., for Tamil Heritage
Trust on 6th July.
“நீரின்றி அமையாது யாக்கை” ( Neerindri Amaiyadhu Yakkai - roughly
translated as ‘Without Water – A life cannot be sustained) is a phrase
from a Tamil poem 'Puranaanuru'
About the speaker
Dr. R. Nagaswamy, Director of Archaeology (Retired) and former
Vice-chancellor, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya
University (SCSVMV), is one among the most distinguished scholars
covering a vast field of specialization, art, archaeology, architecture,
literature, epigraphy, palaeography, numismatics, temple rituals and
philosophy, ancient law and society, music, dance and South Asian art.
Many important excavations at Karur, Alagankulam, Korkai, and
Gangaikonda-Cholapuram, were conducted by him. He is an acknowledged
international expert on South Indian Bronzes, author of several books
and path-breaking papers at international conferences. He also founded
the now world-famous Chidambaram Natyanjali Festival.
Entry for the event is absolutely FREE; No registration required. The
event will also be available on LIVE. For further details, please visit
http://www.tamilheritage.in & https://www.facebook.com/TamilHeritageTrust.
NEW AUDITORIUM FOR DANCE, MUSIC KUTCHERIES
"Teach R& D Auditorium"
The Spastic Society of Tamilnadu (Spastn)
CSIR Rd, Taramani, Chennai 600 113
Ph: +91 6381073418 / 044 22541651 / 044 22541542 / 044 22541133
Fax: 044 22541047
A/c Hall Capacity: 350
Open Hall Capacity: 550
THE GREAT LAKES OF KASHMIR TREK organised by Aquaterra
June 29 to July 09 | 11 Days | Limited Spots Available
This adventure in paradise starts in Leh and ends with an incredible
houseboat experience in Srinagar taking the path of least resistance.
Two days in Leh help with the acclimatisation and the road trip from Leh
to Sonmarg over the Zojila is an entire trip in itself. https://www.aquaterra.in/trips/great-lakes-of-kashmir-trek/
Raja Ravi Varma Encounters with the Botanical! organised by
The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation, a special event to mark
Raja Ravi Varma's birth anniversary which falls on 29th April.
An afternoon of learning on 28th April 2019 from 4pm at NGMA
Bengaluru, an extensively researched educational initiative
that traces and identifies the importance of botanical elements in
Raja Ravi Varma’s art. Also, an interesting lecture by
Rupika Chawla, Historian and Author of Raja Ravi Varma: Painter of
Colonial India to highlight the importance of plants on a Ravi
Kuthuhalam '19: Kalarigram's annual summer camp for 08-15 year
Children get an opportunity to engage with both the practice of
Kalaripayattu as well as its lifestyle and philosophy in the
serene gurukulam atmosphere of Kalarigram.
Both residential and non-residential options are possible.
Children with special needs are also encouraged to get in touch.
· Kalaripyattu classes:
· Healing practices of
Kalaripayattu : Kalarigram
· Philosophy for
Children: Sundar Sarukkai , Philosopher
· Art of Observation and
Story Making: Anushka Meenakshi, Documentary Film Maker
· Sanskrit for children:
Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture
Sangeetha Goel, Storyteller
· Self and the Other -
Awareness Practices: Paarvathi Om, Artist
Fee: INR 15000/- (Residential) INR 11,000/- (Non-Residential)
Dates: 01-15 May, 2019
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | 8270709007
Kalarigram, ‘Udayan’, Edayanchavadi Main Road, Auroville P.O.,
- Lakshman Gurukkal and Shimmi Vayath
Summer Getaways to the Mountains organised by Aquaterra
Gokyo Lakes Trek - Nepal - April 13 - 26,
Garhwal Trek & Raft - Uttarakhand -
April 06 - 16, 2019
Dayara Bugyal Trek - Uttarakhand - April
19-24, 2019 | June 01-06, 2019
Tons Thriller Trek & Raft Expedition -
April 19-24, 2019
Camp Bagi - Season starts in April
Artist Darshana Bajaj's 7th Solo Art Show
A 100 Shades of Green: Celebrating the Magic of Nature
Dates: February 16 - 28, 2019
Venue: The Gallery, Hotel Ambassador Pallava, Montieth Road, 30,
Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008
Chennai-based artist Darshana Bajaj - 7th solo art show in the
Collection over 100 works by the artist in oils, water
colours, and pastels partly on view at The Gallery, Hotel
Ambassador Pallava, from February 16th to 28th, 2019.
Most of the works on display are of the small format, A3 size, but
some of the oil paintings are a bit larger. Most of them are
framed, and all are ready to be hung. Interested readers can also
view the artworks online, on the artist’s Facebook or Instagram
pages, where the artist can be contacted.
About Darshana Bajaj:
Darshana Bajaj is an artist who lives and works in Chennai, India.
Fascinated by art and all things colourful since her childhood,
Darshana is largely self-taught. A post-graduate from the Fine
Arts Department, Stella Maris College, Chennai, she has attended
art classes with senior artists like A.V.Ilango and Dakshina
Murthy. She has participated in a number of group shows, too.
Centenary celebrations of S. Rajam
The Rajam Centenary Committee hosted in Chennai the centenary
celebrations of Sangita Kala Acharya S. Rajam on February 8, 2019
at The Music Academy, TTK Road, Chennai.
Rajam was a multi-faceted artiste best known by rasikas and
artistes as the artist who gave life to the images of the Carnatic
But he was more - musician, scholar, artist, writer, actor. It is
this and the man himself who lived for almost 90 years in
Mylapore’s Nadu Street that was celebrated.
4:00 pm - Navia Natarajan's Bharathanatyam based on S. Rajam's
5:00 - 'The Ace of Arts' Kalachakravarthy S. Rajam - Book Release
- Book on 100 hitherto unpublished paintings of S. Rajam
* Tribute speeches by eminent guests
* Prize distribution to the winners of S. Rajam Centenary Music
* Excerpts from the film "S. Rajam - Sakala Kala Acharyar" was
screened through the evening
6.30 pm - music concert - Ranjani and Gayathri (Vo), Vittal
Rangan(Vi), Delhi S. Sairam (Mri), K V Gopalakrishnan (Kanjira)
The hosts released a special postal cover on Rajam, a prized one
Workshop on computational music by Vinod Vidwans
on 23-24th February in Gurgaon, India to help the participants
understand the relationship between artificial intelligence and
Indian classical music - to code a computer to create music.
More details about the workshop: http://www.rishihood.edu.in/computational-music-workshop.php
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Prof. Vinod Vidwans has a PhD from IIT Bombay on Creativity as
Design Intelligence. He is a multifaceted person commanding skills
in fine arts such as Painting, Calligraphy, Hindustani Music,
Graphic Design, User Interface Design, New Media design etc. on
the one hand and skills in computer coding particularly in the
areas of language technologies, web development, Artificial
Intelligence etc. on the other. He is passionate about the
theoretical knowledge embedded in ancient Indian Shastras such as
VyaakaraNa, Yoga, Alankaarashaastra, sangeetashaastra,
naaTyashaastra etc. along with practical aspects of them.
Combining all these skills and knowledges, he did experiments in
imparting creativity to machine, i.e., computer.
To know more about him, please visit:
Sri Raja Mathangi Navarathri Utsavam at Sri Oushadha
Lalitha Maha Tripurasundari, Sreepeedam, Sembakkam (Village),
from Feb 4 - 14, 2019. Goddess Raja Matangi is considered to be
the Tantric form of Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of all the
knowledge, arts, wisdom, and learning. At the Bala Peetam in Sembakkam, children can themselves do
abhishekam to the child Goddess Bala, to gain her blessings.
Those who wish to participate or wish to get archanai done can
send your children's details - name, Natchathiram (star), Raasi,
address, mobile no.
SREEPEEDAM SRI BALA SAMASTHANAM
Sri Chakra Raja Poorna Mahameru P & C Trust,
Near Jambugeswarar Temple(Periya koil), Thiruporur (OMR) to
Sembakkam (Village) Pin:603108, Kancheepuram District, Tamilnadu.
email@example.com / http://sreepeedam.com
/ +91-9789921151, +91-9566093515
A Dance Theatre Ritual experience - "AMBA KAMAKSHI"
Adapted to stage and depicted as seen through the eyes of Saint
Shyama Shastry, his downpour of SwaraJati in Bhairavi Raagam is
the Field of Confluence