Seminar on Indian Heritage: Perspectives and Prospects and will focus upon the following:
• The Tangible and Intangible Contours of Cultural Dynamism; and
• Indian Heritage and Global Order: Past & Present.
Defining and drawing inferences on ‘heritage’ through intellectual debates on the lines of archaeological, historical, anthropological, aesthetic and allied approaches is a complex process involving decipherment of both tangible and intangible components. The use of tangible components by scholars from the above different fields has convincingly brought out a part of the ‘heritage’, although, a great majority of its elements still remain less understood due to the dominance of intangible components. Civilization, heritage and the diversities within them emerged through the amalgamation of multitude of cultural components. Elements of heritage such as socio-cultural origins, their manifestations and transformations at abstract and popular levels commonly expressed as a result of ‘diffusion’ or ‘evolution’ are not universally accepted and remain debatable. This calls for an incisive analysis of sources such as archaeological, historical, oral, ethnographic etc. for synthesis and rational inference toward a better understanding of heritage.
The present seminar will review the utility of sources to infer on social origins, cognitive development and exchange networks through academic discourse highlighting the need to conserve and preserve heritage.
Sub-Themes of Seminar:
1.Archaeology and Literary Traditions: An Interface:
Harappan, Vedic Heritage; Mythological and Oral Traditions; Religious and Secular Texts.
2.Scientific Knowledge and Technological Traditions:
Science, Engineering, Astronomy, Mathematics and Medicine.
3.State and Social Formation:
Factual and Ideological Concerns in Time and Space.
4.Trade and Exchange Network
Hinterland, Transcontinental, Maritime and Navigational Heritage.
5.Indian Visual & Performing Arts in Global Perspective:
Nation, Nationality & Nationalism: Shifting Paradigms in Dialogues and Modern Indian Arts.
Critical study of folk, classical and tribal art forms, Craftsman communities.
7.Tradition versus Modernity in Visual and Performing Art:
Reflections of contemporary ideology, case studies from Bollywood & Reality Shows.
Conservation and Preservation of Classical and Tribal Arts, Performing Arts and Visual Arts in India by the State
1. Abstract Submission for paper & poster: 20th November, 2013 (Abstract:300 words)
2. Acceptance Declaration: 30th November, 2013
3. Full Paper for Publication: 20th December, 2013 (Approx. 5000 words + images/illustrations/map)
4.Poster size to be on display: 2 x 2 feet
Selected Paper Presenters entitled for 2nd AC train fare alongwith stay arrangements.
Selected Poster Presenters entitled for 3rd AC train fare alongwith stay arrangements.
Participants will be provided only ordinary stay arrangements. Limited seats available.
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