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"Atyantakaman" - THT's tribute to Dr R Nagaswamy
February 20, 2022 , 10.00 am IST
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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 insights.
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 scholarship.
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..

Atyantakaman - THT's tribute to Dr R Nagaswamy

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