Friday, July 21, 2017

A Chola Game of Thrones, Whitney Cox, 21st July 2017

Tamil Heritage Trust, Dimple's Art Gallery and Apparao Galleries proudly present

'A Chola Game of Thrones'
21st July, Friday 6:30 PM
At Dimple's gallery
2nd floor, Dilmas Square
27/10 Shafi Mohammed Road
Opp Apollo Children's Hospital
(Off Greams road)
Chennai 600006

A talk by Dr Whitney Cox, Chair, Department of South Asian languages and civilisations, University of Chicago, in which he explores a crucial period in Chola' History surrounding the Ascension and reign of Kulothunga Chola. The Chola Emperor Kulotthunga I ruled for a half-century, from 1070 to around 1120; after the great empire builders Rajaraja and Rajendra, he was perhaps the greatest of the kings of that dynasty. His path to the throne, however, was complex. In  1070, Kulotthunga was called Rajendra Chola, and he was one of the three men who could claim to be the rightful king. By 1074 at the latest, he was renamed Kulothunga ("Supreme in his Family") and ruling unopposed. How he managed to go from one point to the other is a fascinating story, which Dr Cox will try to relate in the course of this talk.

Dr Whitney Cox' recent book ' Politics, Kingship and Poetry in Medieval South India: Moonset on Sunrise mountain' ( Cambridge university press 2016)  explores the working of a complex political society that the Chola reign during this period presents.

All are welcome!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

பண்ணிசை தந்த சமூகங்கள், ப.கோலப்பன், வீடியோ


பண்ணிசை தந்த சமூகங்கள், ப.கோலப்பன், 1 ஜூலை 2017

Tamil Heritage Trust
presents
Communities of Music
(பண்ணிசை தந்த சமூகங்கள்)
by
B. Kolappan
1st July 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: A few caste communities in Tamil Nadu besides Brahmins and Isai Vellalas have contributed considerably to music. Padayachi, Kambar, Sunnanbu Paravar, Maruthuvar and some dalit castes have contributed immensely to the musical tradition of Tamil Nadu but their contributions are not well known. Their contribution ranges from playing in Carnatic concerts, in temple festivals, village festivals, naiyandi meals performances etc. They have been adept at playing nageswaram, thavil, flute, mridangam and many other instruments. Over the years these traditions are vanishing and the performers have hardly received any recognition. This talk will explore some of these communities and their contributions to music.

About the speaker: The loudspeakers from the Madhusoothana Perumal temple in his village regularly filled the air with music, besides best Nagaswaram players perfoming during summer festivals called Kodai. They fuelled his interest in music. Later as a reporter for Dinamani, The New Indian Express and The Hindu, Kolappan wrote extensively about music. He currently works for The Hindu.

Entry for the event is absolutely FREE; No registration is required. The event will also be available on LIVE thru YouTube. For further details, visit http://www.tamilheritage.in & https://www.facebook.com/TamilHeritageTrust

RSVP:
S. Swaminathan - sswami99@gmail.com; 2467 1501
Badri Seshadri - Kizhakku-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