Tuesday, April 30, 2019

வரலாற்றுக் காலத்தில் தமிழக வணிகம், முனைவர் மார்க்சிய காந்தி, வீடியோ


வரலாற்றுக் காலத்தில் தமிழக வணிகம், முனைவர் மார்க்சிய காந்தி, 4 மே 2019

தமிழ்ப் பாரம்பரிய அறக்கட்டளை
வழங்கும்   
"வரலாற்றுக் காலத்தில் தமிழக வணிகம்"
உரை
முனைவர் மார்க்சிய காந்தி

4th May 2019, Saturday 5:30 PM at Arkay Convention Center,
146/3 R.H.Road, OMS Lakshana (Above Shah Electronics), Mylapore, Chennai


தலைப்பு பற்றி

வரலாற்றுத் தொடக்ககாலத்தில் சங்க இலக்கியங்களிலிருந்தும்அகழாய்வில் பெறப்பட்ட சான்றுகளிலிருந்தும்,தொடர்ந்து வரும் காலங்களில் கல்வெட்டுகளிலிருந்தும் கிடைத்திருக்கும் சான்றுகளின் அடிப்படையில் தமிழக வணிகம் பற்றிய புரிதலாக இது அமையும்

பேச்சாளர் பற்றி

முனைவர் மார்க்சிய காந்தி அவர்கள் தமிழக தொல்லியல் துறையின் கல்வெட்டியல் பயின்ற முதல் பெண் என்ற பெருமைக்குரியவர். திருவதிகை வீரட்டானம் திருக்கோயில்ஸ்ரீமூஷ்ணம் பூவராகர் திருக்கோயில்அதியர் மரபு ஆகிய நூல்களை இயற்றியுள்ளார். சிவராமமூர்த்தி எழுதிய இந்திய கல்வெட்டுகளும் தென்னிந்திய எழுத்துகளும்” என்ற நூலை ஆங்கிலத்திலிருந்து தமிழாக்கியுள்ளார். தமிழ் கல்வெட்டுகள் வழி தமிழக மகளிர்” என்ற தலைப்பில் நவம்பர் 2012லும், “கல்வெட்டியல் துறையில் நாகசாமியின்  பங்களிப்பு என்ற தலைப்பில் டிசம்பர்  2014லும்தமிழ்ப் பாரம்பரிய அறக்கட்டளைக்காக உரையாற்றினார்.

About the Topic

The talk will attempt to weave together evidence from the Sangam literature, archaeological discoveries, and inscriptions, to deepen our understanding of trade and commerce in ‘Tamilakam’ during the historic period.

About the Speaker
Dr. N. Marxia Gandhi, Deputy Superintending Archaeologist (Retd) of Tamil Nadu State Department of Archaeology has the distinction of being the first ever woman Epigraphist from Tamil Nadu. She is the author of ‘Thiruvathikai Veerattanam’ (Monograph on a  Siva Temple), ‘Sri Mushnam Boovaraha Permal Temple’ (Monograph on a Vishnu Temple), and ‘Athiyar Marabu -- From Sangam Age to 13th c.AD’ (Lineage of Athiyar, a Tamil Chieftain). Her book “Select Inscriptions of Tamil Nadu” is considered to be an excellent guide for beginners in the study of Epigraphy.  She has translated Dr. C. Sivaramurthy's "Indian Epigraphy and South Indian Scripts" in Tamil titled "இந்திய கல்வெட்டுகளும் தென்னிந்திய எழுத்துக்களும்."
Her previous talks at Tamil Heritage Trust, include a monthly talk in November 2012 on தமிழ் கல்வெட்டுகள் வழி தமிழக மகளிர் ‘(Women in Tamil Inscriptions) and in Pechhu Kachcheri of December 2014 on “கல்வெட்டியல் துறையில் நாகசாமியின் பங்களிப்பு (Contribution of Dr, Nagaswamy to Epigraphy).

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

Tamil Heritage Trust
Contact: T Ravishankar 9500074247 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Reinvention of Kattabomman, Venkatesh Ramakrishnan, 6th April 2019

Tamil Heritage Trust 
presents
   
Reinvention of Kattabomman
a talk by

Venkatesh Ramakrishnan

6th April 2019, Saturday 5:30 PM at Arkay Convention Center,
146/3 R.H.Road, OMS Lakshana (Above Shah Electronics), Mylapore, Chennai

About the Topic

“The skies pour rain, and fields yield grain……..”. VEERAPANDIYA KATTABOMMAN is perhaps the most well-known amongst the Tamil freedom fighters. The words he supposedly spoke while opposing the British demand for the tax are legendary.

But then it was not always so. Till the 40s he was remembered only by a small group of dramatists who did a 'koothu' on him.

During the late forties with independence nearing, there was a demand for histories of Tamil freedom fighters of which there were pitifully few with Tamilnadu not participating in the 1857 mutiny. Kattabomman’s history was dusted and rewritten by stalwarts.

The pinnacle of this effort was the movie with Sivaji Ganesan in the title role in a film written by Sakthi Krishnaswamy, but not without opposition. There were bestselling authors like Tamilvanan and poets like Kannadasan opposing glorification of Kattabomman. Quoting names of Pulithevan and Maruthu Pandiyar as better opponents of the British, Tamilvanan even went to the extent of calling Kattabomman as a ‘Kollaikaran’. Kannadasan lost a fortune making a parallel movie on the Maruthu Pandiyar.

The talk traces the period between 1950 to 1960 which was crucial in fixing Kattabomman firmly on the history map of Tamilnadu. There were films, plays, books, and articles from the opposing group denigrating Kattabomman but the movie rose to the level of a cult film.

About the Speaker

Venkatesh Ramakrishnan is a bilingual novelist, historian, and columnist. His ‘Gods Kings and Slaves’ was a bestselling historical novel published by Hachette. He has also written three historical novels in Tamil, one of them being ‘Kaveri Maindan’, a sequel to Kalki’s Ponniyin Selvan.

He founded the Cooum Cultural Mapping group to understand the history and culture of a river turned into a sewer. He also founded the largest social media group on Madras history called the Madras Local History (MLH) group with nearly 20000 members. He believes in crowdsourcing of historical snippets to add to the historical fabric of a city

He is a member of one of the worldwide winning teams to spearhead a Dutch government initiative called ‘Water as Leverage for Resilient Cities Asia’. The teams over the course of the next nine months would analyse and build partnerships and develop conceptual designs and proposals for groundbreaking innovative urban climate and water projects for their respective cities.

Venkatesh regularly conducts heritage walks and conducts historical tours. He gives lectures mainly on the history of Madras of the 40s. He writes a weekly column on the same theme ‘Those were the Days’ in Dtnext, a newspaper.

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

Tamil Heritage Trust
Contact: T Ravishankar 9500074247

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Bharata’s Natya Sastra - An Introduction, Prof G Sankaranarayanan, 2nd Mar 2019

Tamil Heritage Trust 
presents
   
Bharata’s Natya Sastra - An Introduction
a talk by

Prof G Sankaranarayanan

2nd March 2019, Saturday 5:30 PM at Arkay Convention Center,
146/3 R.H.Road, OMS Lakshana (Above Shah Electronics), Mylapore, Chennai

About the Speaker

Dr G. Sankaranarayanan, Professor in the Sanskrit at Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya, Kanchipuram, a Tamil scholar also having interest in Sahitya, Indian History & Epigraphy, has been contributing a number of articles on art, architecture & heritage published in  http://sarasvatam.in

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

Tamil Heritage Trust
Contact: T Ravishankar 9500074247

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Iravatham Mahadevan’s contributions, MV Bhaskar, 2nd Feb 2019

Tamil Heritage Trust
presents 
"Iravatham Mahadevan’s contributions"
(ஐராவதம் மகாதேவனின் பங்களிப்புகள்)
a talk by MV Bhaskar
on 2nd February 2019, Saturday 5:30 PM at Arkay Convention Center,
146/3 R.H.Road, OMS Lakshana (Above Shah Electronics), Mylapore, Chennai


About the topic: 

Iravatham Mahadevan, a multi-faceted personality died at the age of 88 in November 2018. He was an IAS officer and after his retirement edited the popular Dinamani newspaper for a few years. But he is known for his contributions to two major areas of research. He was the pioneer in reading early Tamil inscriptions in the Brahmi script. His magnum opus,  ‘Early Tamil Epigraphy’ puts together all the known Brahmi Tamil epigraphs in one place and establishes the methodology to be followed in interpreting them. Equally important is his work in the field of interpreting the Indus seals. Starting from building a complete concordance of all the known symbols of the Indus seals, Iravatham Mahadevan went about unravelling what those symbols meant. To this day no one has successfully deciphered the Indus symbols, but Iravatham Mahadevan’s work may go a long way in helping the researchers.

The talk will cover the two major areas of Mahadevan’s research, Tamil epigraphy and Indus decipherment. In addition to describing the work done by Mahadevan, the talk will try to unravel Mahadevan’s research methodology.

About the speaker: 

MV Bhaskar is a CEO of a Chennai based AuthorCafe. His passion is in the space of conservation and documentation of art. He worked as a consultant and archivist for creating a digital archive of the murals of temples in Tamil Nadu. He had also worked as the Project Director for constructing a curated archive of all the Tamil Brahmi inscriptions identified and included by Iravatham Mahadevan in his book. In the process, he started working closely with Mahadevan and collaborated with him on a series of papers on the Indus script. He is the editor of the ‘Collected Papers on the Indus Script’ by Iravatham Mahadevan, a forthcoming publication.

MV Bhaskar had presented a talk on “Preservation and Documentation of Temple Murals” for the Tamil Heritage Trust, in September 2012. 

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

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Sringara - A Timeline, Prathik Murali, 5th Jan 2019

Tamil Heritage Trust
presents
Sringara - A Timeline
a Talk
by
Prathik Sudha Murali
5th January 2019, Saturday 5:30 PM 
at 
(Near Sir Sivasami Kalalaya Higher Secondary School)
29, W Circular Rd, Mandavelipakkam, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600028

About the Topic
The lecture aims at discussing the Indian perspective of Sringara as a chronology.  Desire, that the Vedas believe as the first creation, will trace its route through some of the best, famous and un-popular poems of India. It will traverse the path beginning from the Vedas, venture into the Sangam Literature, embellish devotion and take pride in unraveling its many shades as it has been doing through the ages

About the Speaker
An accountant by profession, Prathik is also pursuing his masters in Historical studies from the Madras University. He contributes his writings to heritage magazines and is passionate about heritage travel.  Indian cultural anthropology is close to his heart, hence he displays ardor to present his views through talks.

Please note down the change in the venue; due to non-availability of Arkay Convention Centre, January-19 talk is being held in a different venue. Please reach out RaviShankar @ 9500074247  / Ramki @ 9444321608 if you have any questions on directions