Cultural Heritage

TEMPLES AS RECREATION CLUBS

Temples played an unique role in the socio-cultural and politico-economic life of the people of Tamilnadu. They preserved the rich heritage and were the traditional centres fostering the growth of civilization, in literature, art, music, dance, drama and other fine arts. As centres of worship, every temple of some prominence was busy with the incoming and outgoing d

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

T.B. Hospital Area

The paintings found here are the oldest in Bhopal. The human figures found here are linear having, circular or rectangular heads, sometimes wearing, an animal mask, busy either in hunting or dancing. The figures either hold a stick or a stone implement. In another rock shelter in the same place

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 a

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 neighbou

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.

The Ayyanar Trails : Terracotta Army of Tamil Nadu

Dr. Shan Eugene Palakkal Assistant Professor Department of History, Stella Maris College (Autonomous)

He is a god less in himself than in the role he maintains in the village pantheon. In oral tradition, he was born from Shiva who was seduced by the feminine form that Vishnu had assumed, in order to free him from a threatening As

MUSIC IN SCULPTURES AND PAINTING – Part II

 

Dr. M.B. Vedavalli

Head, Department of Indian Music

University of Madras.

Wind Instruments The flute has been represented in almost all the sculptures. It is found in Amaravati sculptures and Ajanta paintings. Usually in flutes, the finger holes will

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

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 instinc

A RARE SCULPTURE FROM PONNUR

Natana Kasinathan Director of Archaeology, Government of Tamilnadu

A rare sculpture having the characteristics of Lord Siva, Vishnu and Brahma has been found by the Tamilnadu State Department of Archaeology in the year 1989 from a remote village known as Ponnur near Vandavasi in North Arcot Ambedkar District. Ponnur is one of the important J