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14th March 2015: IGNCA SRC is organizing a Lecture by Ms. Meena Das Narayan, (Film Director, Making of the Maestro) and Screening of a Documentary Making of the Maestro on Sri. Kalamandalam Gopi. Venue: National Gallery for Modern Art (NGMA), 49, Palace Road, Manikyavelu Mansion, Bangalore: 560052 at 5:00 pm

16th February 2015: Lecture on “Are Indians ignoring our civilization while the west appropriates it?” by Rajiv Malhotra at 6 PM at the Kincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, #43, Race Course Road,Bangalore-560001.
 

22nd to 24th September 2014 - Seminar on “Transformative Music and Music Education: Perspectives from Research, Policy and Practice

13th September 2014 - South India Heritage Lecture Series: Lecture # 3

7th September 2014 - Lecture on Life and times of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal

19th August 2014 - South India Heritage Lecture Series: Lecture # 2

15th June 2014 - Lecture on History and Splendours of Lord Brhadiswara
The SRC initiated the ‘South India Heritage Lecture Series’ at the Bangalore International Centre (BIC) from June 2014. These lectures seek to explore various aspects of art and culture from all the Southern states and across different art forms. The first lecture was on the rock cut sculptures of the Badami caves by architect and scholar Smt. Nalini Kembhavi. IGNCA produced documentary film ‘The Talking Rocks of Badami- Rock Cut sculptures of Badami caves’ was also screened on this occasion.



15th June 2014 - Lecture on History and Splendours of Lord Brhadiswara
On the side lines of the Brhadiswara Exhibition, the SRC organized a lecture on the history of the temple by noted scholar/historian Dr. Chithra Madhavan. This was followed by a Carnatic music concert based only on compositions in praise of Lord Brhadiswara by Smt Sumitra Nitin and party.



28th March 2013 - Lecture on Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy
IGNCA SRC organized a lecture on Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy on 28th March 2013 at Kuvempu Auditorium, Kannada Sahitya Parishath, Bangalore. Mr. Lakshmeesha Tolpadi spoke on Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy’s works and vision. Prof. S. Settar, Director (Hon.) IGNCA SRC chaired. Scholars from various institutions, colleges and students attended the function.



2nd March 2013 - Seminar ‘Bhakthi - A Discourse’
A National Seminar on Bhakti was organized on the 2nd March 2013 at VVS College for Women in co-ordination with the IGNCA SRC and Karnataka Sahithya Academy.Prof. S. Settar, Director (Hon.), IGNCA SRC, inaugurated the Seminar and the Principle of the college, Smt. Mangala Priyadarshini and Mr. Lakshmeesha Tolpadi were present on this occasion. Professor Krishnamurthy Hanur, G.B. Harish, O.L. Nagabhushanaswamy, P. Chandrika, K.G. Nagarajappa presented papers on various aspects of Bhakti and explained the role of Bhakti in Religion, day to day life, and its bearings on Spirituality and Rituals. The role of Women was also highlighted.



12th to 16th December 2003 - The Rangollasa, a traditional theatre festival
The Rangollasa, a traditional theatre festival, was organised at Bangalore 12-16, 2003. Artistes from four Southern states presented performances. Each performance was followed by a discussion. The details and photos of the prgramme can be viewed under EAVENTS. The Media unit of IGNCA documented the episodes and telecasted on DD Bharati. Report of the event published in Vinhangama-2004

 

19th to 22nd May 2003 - Ganjifa workshop/ exhibition
Ganjifa is a traditional form of playing cards known for their exquisite painting by artisans. The Ganjifa workshop-exhibition-sale was held at the Chitra Art Gallery during May 19-22, 2003. At present the SRC is developing a visual archive of Ganjifa cards as part of its archival documentation.  The event was documented by Media Unit, IGNCA and telecast on DD Bharati. Report of event published in Vihangama - April-May 2003

 

Ganjifa and Pattachitra - Workshop
Artists from Orissa were invited to conduct a workshop. They demonstrated and taught the art form of ganjifa painting and pattachitra to thirty particpants.



 

3rd to 5th October 2002 - Seminar and Cultural Festival
A seminar and cultural festival was held on the contributions of Pandarika Vitthala to Indian art and culture on Oct. 3, 4, and 5, 2002.  Pandarika Vitthalotsava highlighted the varied aspects of dance and music both at the theoritical and practical levels. Discussions on the treatises authored by Pandarika along with practical demonstration by popular artistes were held. The highlight of the festival was the celebration at Sathnur, the birth place of Pandarika. Report of the event is published in Vihangama - Nov-Dec. 2002

 

27th August 2002 - National seminar on Dr. K. Shivarama Karanth’s contribution
A national seminar on Dr. K. Shivarama Karanth’s contribution was in collaboration with the Sahitya Akademi (SRO) held on August 27, 2002. The papers presented by well-known scholars dealt with Karanth’s contribution to Yakshagana music, choreography, composers, costumes, and his experiments.

 

2nd and 3rd March 2002 - National Seminar on ‘The Art of Avadhana’
SRC organised a National Seminar on ‘The Art of Avadhana’ on 2nd and 3rd of March 2002 in Bangalore. Avadhanis, Shatavadhanis and Sahasravadhanis’ from different southern states participated.



 

Lecture on Disappearance and Rediscovery of River Saraswati
Dr. S. Kalyanaraman spoke on the historical reasons for the disappearance and rediscovery of River Saraswati.



Lecture on Discovery at Dwaraka, Lothal and other Sites in Gujarat
Dr. S.R. Rao explained the discovery at Dwaraka, Lothal and other sites in Gujarat.



Lecture on ‘The Eternal Values of Manusmriti’.
Justice M. Rama Jois gave a talk on ‘The Eternal Values of Manusmriti’.



 

Lecture on the Aesthetic Aspects of The Poetic Culture of Kalidasa
Satavadhani Dr. R. Ganesh introduced the aesthetic aspects of The Poetic Culture of Kalidasa. This was a three day lecture.



Lecture on Abhinavagupta
Prof. S.K. Ramachandra Rao spoke on Abhinavagupta.



Book Reading - Kamaladevi Chattopadyaya - a Romantic Rebel
Dr. Shakuntala Narasimhan read abstracts from her book Kamaladevi Chattopadyaya - a Romantic Rebel.



Lecture on New Findings in Pre-historic Art and its Relevance in South India and Karnataka.
Prof. A. Sundara spoke on new findings in Pre-historic art and its relevance in South India and Karnataka. 




 

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