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    I am forwarding this to the convenors for perusal.-G.Santhanam ... From: Ms Subadra vijay Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 9:35 AM Subject:
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 29, 2009
      I am forwarding this to the convenors for perusal.
      -G.Santhanam

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      From: Ms Subadra vijay <subadra_vijay@...>
      Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 9:35 AM
      Subject: Re: [temple_cleaners] Fwd: The Chola Paintings of Brihadisvara Temple - Two talks by Thiru PS Sriraman of ASI
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      Is it possible for someone who plans to attend to videotape these talks and post them on Youtube so that those of us who are unable to attend can watch these.
      Thank you
      Subadra



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      Subject: [temple_cleaners] Fwd: The Chola Paintings of Brihadisvara Temple - Two talks by Thiru PS Sriraman of ASI [1 Attachment]

      The Tamil Heritage Group is proud to present two talks on the

      The Chola Paintings in the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjavur
      By Thiru PS Sriraman

      Talk 1: In appreciation of Chola murals - Commingling of emotions

      On 2-5-09 (Saturday) at 5 PM

      and

      Talk 2 : In appreciation of Chola mural: A close look at the panel of
      Episodes from Sundarar's Life

      On 6-6-09 (Saturday) at 5 PM

      Both talks would be for about 60 minutes.

      You and your friends are cordially invited.

      *On the talks*

      *Talk 1: In appreciation of Chola murals - Commingling of emotions*

      Calambur Siavaramamurthi, succinctly captures the greatness of the Chola
      murals. “If expression has to be taken as the criterion, by which a great
      art has to be judged, it is here in abundance in these Chola paintings..".
      If Chola art is to be accepted as a great work of art, it needs to be seen
      by all. How many of us had the privilege to be allowed into the dark
      circumambulatory passage around the sanctum of the Brihadisvara temple,
      where the paintings are found? Perhaps very few. Of course, all could not be
      allowed in there due to paucity of space and delicate condition of the
      murals. Therefore, ASI launched a documentation project to photograph these
      murals so that an exact photographic reproductions can be kept on view. The
      task turned out to be a tough one with many challenges to surmount. This
      presentation will highlight how the task was accomplished and how now we are
      in a position to realise Sivaramaurthi's words are true.

      *Talk 2 In appreciation of Chola mural: A close look at the panel of
      Episodes from Sundarar's Life*

      This lecture will closely look at a panel which must have been cherished by
      the king himself. The choice reflects the desire of the king to be treated
      on par with Sundarar who is the cherished friend of the God. Even otherwise
      this panel throws out a plethora of information on the contemporary life. We
      will be looking cl0sely at this panel.

      *About the speaker:*

      Thiru Sriraman has a post-graduation in Ancient History and Archaeology and
      a PG Diploma in Archaeology, and is presently an Assistant Superintending
      Archaeologist with the Archaeological Survey of India. He has rich
      experience in his field. He has conducted several excavations at Banahalli,
      a proto-historic site in Karnataka, Gingee, a medieval site and
      Mahabalipuram, an early historical site. He has explored several regions in
      Karnataka and Tamil Nadu leading to the discoveries of several important
      archaeological sites. He was instrumental in the reorganization of the sites
      museum at Lothal, a Harappa Civilization site, the Fort Museum, Fort St
      George Chennai including the new gallery on Prints.

      He has conceived, designed and organised the Interpretation Centre at the
      Brihadisvara temple, Tanjavur and conceived, co-ordinated the Documentation
      of Chola Murals at Brihadisvara temple at Tanjavur and the Surface features
      at Kailasanatha temple, Kanchipuram.

      Thiru Sriraman has published a number research papers in reputed journals,
      has designed and conceived several brochures and handouts for monuments of
      South India and is currently enganed in writing a book on Chola murals.

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