About the speakers:
Mrs. Padmapriya Baskaran is a Cost & Management Accountant by training and has over twenty years of professional experience in leading international non-profits. She is an avid traveler and heritage enthusiast. She aims to create awareness about lesser known ancient heritage sites through her blog Aalayam Kanden, which has close to 1.4 million viewers and has been featured among top Indian travel and spiritual blogs for the last six years. She advocates for heritage appreciation, conservation and sustainability through the Aalayam Kanden Trust of which she is the founder. She has been involved actively in the cultural mapping of the Cooum river and has brought out a directory of temples along the river early this year. She has been awarded the Rotary Vocational Service Excellence Award in 2014.
Dr. G. Sankaranarayanan is a polymath and a renowned scholar with an expertise in history, epigraphy, silpa sastras, agamas, Tamil and Sanskrit literature. After completing his Masters and Doctorate in Sanskrit, at present he is working as an Assistant Professor in Sri Chandrasekara Saraswathi Vishwa Mahavidyalaya, Kanchipuram, teaching Sahitya, Indian History, Epigraphy to BA, MA, students. His special project of interest is on “Kamakshi Amman Koil Sasanangal”. A Prolific Writer, Orator in Tamil, English, Sanskrit, Telugu and many other languages and Versatile in various subjects like Art and Architecture, Music and Dance, History and Hindology, Drama, Epigraphy. Yet, a humble man with an excellent sense of humor and very approachable for any clarifications over FB, Phone or in person. His blog http://sarasvatam.in/en/ is a well-known reference in the epigraphy and history circles.
Entry for the event is absolutely FREE; No registration required. A live webcast of the event will also be available.