A basic course in ancient monuments, sculpture and history (Puraatan Vaastu, Shilpa Aani Itihaas) has been organised by a non-governmental organisation, Aranyavaak, in collaboration with Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (Bori) from January 1 to 30.
The course will have history, indology, archaeology and trekking experts from Pune lecturing and conducting field trips.
The course is meant for anyone, who has passed Standard X and above and is interested in history, art, architecture, sculptures, sources, numismatics, epigraphy, archaeology, literature, culture and religions in India’s glorious past.
Interactive indoor audio-visual lectures coupled with field visits to monuments under the guidance of 25 experts of national and international repute is the highlight of the course.
Topics like ancient Pune, Modi and Brahmi scripts, technical fort watching, technical study of temples and sculptures, rock-cut caves, cave paintings, historic literature, history of India, stone inscriptions and ancient coins are being discussed along with outdoor field visits.
The course includes visits to old Pune, museums of Deccan College and Bharat Itihaas Sanshodhak Mandal, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Sinhagad fort, Karla and Bhaje rock-cut caves, temples and sculptures at Bhuleshwar and Saswad.
The faculty includes senior archaeologists, M Dhavalikar and G Deglurkar, historian and numismatist Shobhana Gokhale, historians Ninad Bedekar, PK Ghanekar, Pandurang Balkawade and Mahesh Tendulkar.
Source from : http://www.dnaindia.com
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