MUSIC AND DANCE IN PRE- AND PROTO-HISTORIC ROCK PAINTINGS – PART I

Rock Art is a new and emerging field of studies in Indian archaeology and therefore it is to be viewed in the aesthetic value of the pre-historic people. During primitive times, man was a nomad wanderer hunting animals for food, clothing and shelter. The history of the art of painting in India can be traced back to pre-historic and proto-historic times. The earliest specimens are to be seen in th....


Storage capacity and rainfall pattern in the reservoirs in Chennai from 2015 to 2019

In the month of May, June and July, Chennai city usually experiences the searing heat due to the summer season. A decade ago, even though the temperature was as high as 38°C - 45°C (Highest recorded - 45°C in 2003), drinking water supply for the city was not disrupted in the way it experienced in the summer of 2019. The well-known reason is there was more greenery in every 100 to 200 m of vicin....

A brief history of Kashmir Literature – Part II

Growth and Development of Literature in Kashmiri language The Kashmiri language, also known as Koshur, belongs to the Dardic subgroup of Indo-Aryan (Iranian) languages. It is spoken approximately by around seven million people primarily in the Indian Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and also in parts of neighbouring Pakistani territory. Based on the language pattern, Kashmiri literature may be bro....

A brief history of Kashmir Literature – Part I

Dr. V. Mohan Assistant Director and Head, Department of Classical Languages, C.P.R. Institute of Indological Research, Chennai. The literature of Kashmir dates back to many centuries and it revolves mainly around three languages, Sanskrit, Persian and Kashmiri besides Urdu, Hindi and other languages. Kashmir and Sanskrit In ancient times Kashmir was the ‘high school’ of Sanskrit learning....