Before the discovery of the Harappan Civilization it was thought by many scholars that there is a gap in the cultural history of South Asia and that the settled life in this part took place only in the 6th century BCE. The discovery has not only bridged the so-called cultural gap but also at one stroke the settled life was pushed back by more than two thousand years. Continuous research activities for the past one hundred years have enabled us to understand many facets of this great Civilization.
The present workshop on Harappan Culture: New Dimensions and Paradigm Shift holds an account of new scientific discoveries and researches carried out by archaeologists since the time of its discovery at the site of Harappa hundred years ago. The workshop will be conducted as a series of lectures focusing on paradigms shift in Harappan studies from traditional understanding of material culture to analytical and interpretative approach.
More often archaeology is stigmatized to be the fact-centric subject in nature but the present workshop aims at a new approach to make understand the story and facts behind the origin and gradual development of the Harappan Civilization, its achievements in the field of basic sciences and technologies, the contribution it has made to the history of South Asia and the World and its relevance to the contemporary society.
This workshop is designed for both the professionals and the layman, which not only incorporates latest data and hypothesis about overall lifestyle including social, religious and political organizations and material culture but also analyses and interpretation of scientific data to understand their health, diet and the authors of the culture
Deccan College Post Graduate & Research Institute (Deemed University), Pune, the 3rd oldest modern educational institute of India is celebrating its bicentenary in 2020-2021. The Deccan College has been in existence since 1821 and has built a glorious past with extensive excavations and explorations of archaeological sites, scientific analyses and interpretation of material culture, scientific study of Indian languages and dialects, and undertaking of the ambitious Sanskrit Dictionary Project based on historical principles. This illustrious heritage of two hundred years of the University is inspiring us to boost future research activities.
Mettle Innovations, Pune is a proprietary company established in 2006. The company nurtures resources to support innovative, novel and utility-based enterprises in digital media marketing and multimedia. At Mettle Innovations, we believe in developing bridges towards creating collaboration opportunities for institutions and stakeholders. We aspire to create inclusive knowledge ecosystem. As part of commemorating the bicentennial year of Deccan College, we have decided to organize an online workshop series in the disciplines of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Linguistics, and Sanskrit.
As part of commemorating the bicentennial year of Deccan College, we have decided to organise an online workshop series in the disciplines of Ancient Indian History, Culture and
Archaeology, Linguistics, and Sanskrit.
Beneficiary Name: Mettle Innovations
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Pune, Maharashtra 411004
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