|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. Talk in English.
Dr M S Krishna Murthy, is the former Professor and Chairman,
Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore. Popularly known
as Prof MSK, he specialises in Indian temple architecture and sculpture,
epigraphical studies and archaeological excavations of the early and
medieval periods. He has written ten books, authored over a hundred
scholarly papers and has been a guide for several PhD students. He has
made numerous signal contributions to the field, especially in the
excavation and interpretation of the site of Talakad. He has been
instrumental in the discovery of many archaeological sites, artefacts
and inscriptions which have led to the subsequent study and better
understanding of the history of the region. Prof MSK serves on several
academic Boards and Councils.
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