Heritage of Hydraulics - Tradition of water conservation in Tamil Nadu, Shashwath

Tamil Heritage Trust
Heritage of Hydraulics - Tradition of water conservation in Tamil Nadu
(தமிழ்ச் சமூகப் பண்பாட்டில்  நீர் மேலாண்மை)
by Shashwath
6th May 2017, Saturday 5.30 PM at Arkay Chennai Convention Center,
146/3 R.H.Road, OMS Lakshana (Above Shah Electronics), Mylapore, Chennai

About the Topic: In a land with no perennial rivers, it is the system Eris and canals that have been the backbone of Tamil culture since the most ancient of times. In short, they have transformed the landscape to make agriculture possible. They were built by both kings and commoners, and engineered with precision. In these times of unpredictable floods and droughts, groundwater depletion and land use changes, the significance of these structures is magnified. We will try to examine their history and their technology, and explore their relevance for today.

About the speaker: Shashwath is an electronics engineer by profession, but an environmentalist and heritage enthusiast by interest. He has been involved in environmental and water issues in Chennai city since childhood, and has most recently been a part of the Cooum Cultural Mapping project. As a heritage enthusiast, he has contributed to Poetry in Stone, and has documented several heritage sites both in Tamil Nadu and outside.

Entry for the event is absolutely FREE; No registration required. The event will also be available on LIVE

S. Swaminathan - sswami99@gmail.com; 2467 1501
Badri Seshadri - Kizhakku-p-padippakam - badri@nhm.in; 98840-66566
A. Annamalai: Gandhi Study Centre - gandhicentre@gmail.com;
S. Kannan - musickannan@gmail.com; 98414-47974
R. Gopu - writergopu@yahoo.com, 98417-24641
T.Sivasubramanian - siva.durasoft@gmail.com, 98842-94494

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