NATURAL HERITAGE


The Ecological Heritage Sites of Chennai – Wetlands

M.Amirthalingam Wetlands are areas inundated or saturated by groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support the prevalence of vegetation typically adapted to the saturated soil condition. It includes marshes, swamps (jheels), lakeshores, peat lands, wet meadows and estuaries (World Wide Fund-India, 1987). Around the world, there are about 1235 wetland sites, totaling 106.6 million ....

CULTURAL HERITAGE


MUSIC IN SCULPTURES AND PAINTING – Part I

 Dr. M.B. Vedavalli Head, Department of Indian Music, University of Madras. Sculptures and paintings form some of the important sources for the construction of history of Indian Music, especially for the study of various details regarding the musical instruments. Though descriptions about the construction and size of the musical instruments are given in literature, the visual representation....

Deep Sea under Peril

R. Sabesh Three - fourths of the earth’s surface is covered by the sea, of which only 7 - 8% is the coastal area and the rest is deep sea. Though the geographical area of deep sea is vast, our knowledge and understanding about the deep-sea environment is limited, due to inaccessibility and the requirement of very expensive and sophisticated instruments to carry out research at great depth. The ....

DANCE AND MUSIC FROM THE PROTO-HISTORIC ROCK PAINTINGS

Dr. S. Gurumurthy Head, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Madras and Sairaman Research Scholar, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Madras Dance and Music from the Proto-Historic Rock Paintings The aesthetics and the sense of music and dance are instinctive to human. Man's attention towards lovely natural sound (i.e. music of nature) nu....