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 LecDem - Centenary Tribute to Vidvan Karukurichi Arunachalam premiered on Dec 24, 2021 presented by Vidvan Lalitharam  at THE MUSIC ACADEMY 2021...

Tamil Heritage Trust
Monolithic PIllars in India by Dr S Krishnamurthy
Monthly Heritage Talk - "Monolithic PIllars in India" by Dr S Krishnamurthy
at 5.30 pm IST on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Talk in English.....Read more

Tamil Heritage Trust

Monthly Heritage Talk - "Early Medieval Temples of Eastern India" by Dr Sudipa Ray Bandyopadhyay
5.30 pm IST on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Talk in English.....Read more

Bhagavata Mela Vidyalaya pays homage to it's founder and Guru, Melattur Late Sri S Natarajan in Satchidanandha Nataraja Samarpana Mela, a 16 day online Sangeetha Natya Aradhana, on its Bhagavata Mela Vidyalaya YouTube channel, from 30th September to October 15th 2021 daily at 6 pm. A humble coming together of legends, artists disciples and grand disciples as they pay tribute to the grand master.
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Tamil Heritage Trust
Monthly Heritage Talk - "Rock Art of Central India" by Dr Meenakshi Dubey-Pathak, who has studied rock art for nearly three decades, on a fascinating journey to some of these sites, the art and their archaeological and cultural significance.

5.30 pm IST on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Talk in English....Read more

Dr G Sankaranarayanan will deliver the Award Lecture on "வரலாற்றுப் போக்கில் சைவம்" ("Saivism in History") in Tamil.
at 5.30 pm IST on Saturday, September 4, 2021
In his Lecture, the speaker will take stock of the origins and development of Saivism and the emergence of its different cults over the centuries.

Dr.G.Sankaranarayanan, Professor of Sahitya, National University of Sanskrit, Tirupati, is the Winner of the THT-Prof. S Swaminathan Heritage Award for 2021.
The Award, instituted by THT in 2020, aims to honour the work of individuals under the age of fifty who have made significant contributions to deepening the general publicís knowledge of Indian heritage, widening the audience for heritage appreciation, and in the process strengthening our existing knowledge base of heritage assets and resources.
The award is named after Prof S. Swaminathan, retired Professor from IIT-Delhi and co-founder of the Tamil Heritage Trust, whose books, monographs and talks on many facets of Indiaís heritage continue to be a source of inspiration for heritage enthusiasts.
The winner was chosen from a pool of more than twenty nominations from across the country by a distinguished 6-member jury comprising historians, scholars and public intellectuals.

THT's Monthly Heritage Talk,  Dr Kumud Kanitkar on 'Evolution of Iconography in Maharashtra'.

Rudreswara Temple also known as Ramappa temple, located at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal in the state of Telangana was certified by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

Webinar by Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation

Topic : MOHINI - The Temptress, An interpretation by Prof. Vasudha Narayanan
Description: Mohini, the avatar of Vishnu is an enchanting mythological tale. Raja Ravi Varma, who has portrayed several mythological characters in his numerous works drawn from the epics, has depicted Mohini in a unique manner.  Mohini, Avtar of Vishnu is a fascinating Subject, not just for the beauty of the work, but the myth behind the character.
Time: Aug 3, 2021,6 pm to 7.15 pm, India


Organised by gallery g - hybrid exhibition - An Uncommon Canvas by Priya Gaekwar from July 20-August 7, 2021...Read more

Indian Contemporary Artist Prabhakar Pachpute Wins Artes Mundi Prize
The award is traditionally given to one artist, but this year, for the first time ever, has been awarded to all six shortlisted artists, including Pachpute.


Tamil Heritage Trust

Talk, 'Temple Architecture of Kerala: An Overview', by Dr Preeta Nayar exploring the unique features and their continuity over a thousand years.
at 5.30 pm IST on Saturday, July 3, 2021  (talk  in English)...Details


Special online Mexican Film Festival

Inviting Nominations for the THT-Prof S Swaminathan Heritage Award 2021

As a lover of Indian heritage you will have come across someone who is doing great work in the area of heritage. He or she may be contributing in one or more of the following ways:
a. Preserving our heritage - through conservation, documentation etc.,
b. Disseminating knowledge and information about our heritage - through writing books, articles, blog posts, giving lectures, conducting heritage walks etc
c. Deepening our understanding of our heritage through academic research, field work, etc.,
  Tamil Heritage Trust has instituted the THT-Prof S Swaminathan Heritage Award to recognise the contributions of such "heritage heroes". The award was instituted in 2020. The winner of the inaugural edition of the award was Mr Madhusudhanan Kalaichelvan.
If you know someone who you believe should be considered for such a recognition, we invite you to nominate them for the Award.
THT-Prof S Swaminathan Heritage Award Committee
For any clarifications, please send a mail to or contact one of the following:
Kishore Mahadevan: +9199400 25869  ;  Siva Thiagarajan: +9198842 94494

The Twelfth KALASAGAR AWARDS for exemplary contribution in the field of traditional performing arts for the year 2021 as selected through nominations received from art connoisseurs.
- Kathakali Vesham/Actor: Kalamandalam Manoj, Pattu/Music: Kalamandalam Balachandran, C Chenda/Percussion: Dr. Mankulam Krishnan Namboothiri, Maddalam/Percussion: Kalamandalam Venukuttan,Chutty/Makeup:  Neelamperur Jayan
- Ottenthullal: Punnasseri Prabhakaran, Koodiyattom: Sooraj Nambiar
- Mohiniattam: Sandhya Rajan, Bharatanatyam: Saritha Ramadevan
- Thayambaka: Dr. Sukhapuram Dileep
- Panchavadyam:
Thimila: Peruvaram Mohanan Marar, Maddalam: Kavil Peethambaran Marar, Edakka: Kalanilayam Unnikrishnan, Ilathalam: Peruvaram Soman (posthumous), Kombu: Cherai Sunil
The presentation of the awards scheduled on 28th May 2021, the 97th birth anniversary of Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval, stands postponed due to the pandemic situation.

Tamil Heritage Trust
Talk, 'Watercraft in Early Tamil Literature and Inscriptions', by Dr V Selvakumar explores references to different types of watercraft in Tamil literature and inscriptions.
at 5.30 pm IST on Saturday, June 5, 2021  (talk  in English)...Details

World Children Conference by Ozay Gunsel  Children University....Details

A special documentary titled 'Raja Ravi Varma: Preserving A Masterís Glory' by Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation on restoration and preservation of the artistís work on the occasion of Raja Ravi Varmaís 173rd birth anniversary. This documentary showcases restoration projects undertaken by the Foundation for several private collectors who own paintings by the master artist. Each of these works have been skillfully restored to their glory by art conservator, writer and historian Rupika Chawla.
The Foundation undertakes all of its restoration projects on a pro bono basis as a contribution to preserving the legacy of Raja Ravi Varma.
Documentary on YouTube

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) invites applications for Workshops, Residencies, Seminars Under its Arts Practice programme
Applications can be sent any time during the year...Details

Tamil Heritage Trust's Monthly Heritage Talk for May 2021
"Rare Architectural Forms in Temples of Karnataka" - some of the intriguing architectural forms found in the temples of Karnataka described by eminent archaeologist and academician, Dr.M.S.Krishna Murthy. These include vastu mandalas and vastu kumbhas, suspension roofs, vrittaya shikaras, rare forms of Buddhist chaityas and many more.
at 5.30 pm IST on Saturday, May 1, 2021...Details


April 18th, is World Heritage Day and Tamil Heritage Trust launches Aalamar Avai (ஆலமர் அவை)...Details


Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation in association with Red Panda (an imprint of Westland Publications) is delighted to invite you for a moderated session on April 23, 2021 with Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan, whose childrenís book Prince With A Paintbrush: The Story of Raja Ravi Varma was released recently.
Shobha is an award-winning childrenís author and has published five childrenís books in India. Her latest endeavour is to introduce one of Indiaís greatest artists to the younger generation in the age group of 5-9 years.
To register for the webinar, kindly click on the following link or call Peter DíMello (70224-43338) for any enquiries.
You can also watch the session live on Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Facebook page.

Tamil Heritage Trust's Monthly Heritage Talk  (in English) for April 2021 titled "The Glorious Heritage of the Godavari" the speaker, Sreemathi Ramnath
on Saturday, April 3, 2021,5.30 pm IST...Details

India Foundation for the Art (IFA) in collaboration with Craft Revival Trust (CRT) is working on a book on the Kasuti embroidery tradition of Karnataka, supported by Infosys Foundation and invite embroidery lovers to share archival photos/paintings/family portraits for this publication where people can be noticeably seen wearing sarees embroidered with Kasuti - especially the nine-yard saree worn traditionally.
Email with your archival photo, of decent resolution, with details of the photograph, along with your contact information by Monday, March 15, 2021.

This publication will be the third in the series of publications in the area of arts and crafts, supported by Infosys Foundation. The earlier ones were Embroidering Futures: Repurposing the Kantha and Painters, Poets, Performers: The Patuas of Bengal, both collaboration of IFA and Craft Revival Trust (CRT) lead by the scholar Ritu Sethi, who undertook the research.Both these books have reached across various arts, culture and educational institutes in India and abroad, and have received public applause and critical acclaim. Embroidering Futures: Repurposing the Kantha is now also available as a free digital downloadable copy on the IFA website. Poets, Performers: The Patuas of Bengal is available for purchase on the IFA website.


Tamil Heritage Trust's Monthly Heritage Talk for March 2021 titled "Lords of the Dakshinapatha: Satavahanas", Dr Manjiri Bhalerao

at 5.30 pm IST on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The talk will be in English.....Details


Backed by more than two decades of work in promoting art, culture and heritage by the Founders, Sandeep & Gitanjali Maini Foundation is live on Google Arts & Culture (GAC) from February 26, 2020.  To commemorate this special launch, SGMF presents The Masters & The Modern, An Amalgamation of the Old & New World Classics from February 27, 2021 to March 10, 2021....Read more

Play distorts; Toy distracts
An online 6 day course offered by ekfoundation to enable the journey of re-discovering what truly children are.
March 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30 ; Time: 7-8pm

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Promising Artistes Series - First Indian music LIVE concert to be held at the NCPA almost after an year! 
12 February 2021 | 6:30 pm, Experimental Theatre, Mumbai
Krushna Salunke (pakhawaj)
Aparajita Chakraborty (dhrupad)

Tamil Heritage Trust's Monthly Heritage Talk for February 2021 is titled "Digging Deep: Exploring Prehistory in Tamil Nadu"
At 5.30 pm IST on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Talk in English....Details

Minnidum 50 - rare collections of Tamil melodies - songs from 30s/40s/50s/60s and 70s - on air from TRICHY FM, every thursday between 9 and 10 PM
S K Raja: ; 09886230924   

Chennai December Season 2020-21 (Online concerts)

Tamil Heritage Trust -
Hampi: The Rise, The Glory and the Fall of Vijayanagar, Talk in English by historian Dr Chithra Madhavan
Talk Rescheduled to 5.30 pm, Saturday, Jan 9th...Details

Andal's Garden presented by Anita Ratnam and
A series of curated performances celebrating the spirit and poetry of the only female Azhwar, Godai from Dec 16, 2020 for 30 days.
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Kutty Kahani - Stories from India
Concept & Creative Director Ananda Shankar Jayant
Produced and Presented by Natyarambha -
Kutty Kahani - Eternal Stories - Young Story Tellers - a daily series of video premieres, of storytelling and performance by enormously talented young children, from India and across the world (age 6 to 13 years ), telling stories from India, through the prism of their own performative talent. Kutty Kahani, sharing Indiaís timeless stories and eternal wisdom, by young children, through chanting, music, dance, poetry, puppetry, acting and of course story telling.
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Padma Awards 2021