Current Issue
Organiser Home
Editorial
EXPOSE
Reports
Comment
The Moving Finger Writes
Media Watch
Thinking Aloud
Bookmark
A PAGE FROM HISTORY
RETROSPECT
Kids Org.
News Round-up
Readers’ Forum:
INTERESTING PEOPLE
PERSPECTIVE
Kerala Newsletter

Previous Issues
September 04, 2011

August 28, 2011
August 21, 2011
August 14, 2011
August 07, 2011

July 31, 2011
July 24, 2011
July 17, 2011
July 10, 2011
July 03, 2011

June 26, 2011
June 19, 2011
June 12, 2011
June 05, 2011

May 29, 2011
May 22, 2011
May 15, 2011
May 08, 2011
May 01, 2011

April 24, 2011
April 17, 2011
April 10, 2011
April 03, 2011

March 27, 2011
March 20, 2011
March 13, 2011
March 06, 2011

February 27, 2011
February 20, 2011
February 13, 2011
February 06, 2011

January 30, 2011
January 23, 2011
January 16, 2011
January 09, 2011
January 02, 2011

December 26, 2010
December 19, 2010
December 12, 2010
December 05, 2010
November 28, 2010
November 21, 2010
November 14, 2010
November 7, 2010

October 31, 2010
October 24, 2010
October 17, 2010
October 10, 2010
October 03, 2010

2010 Issues
2009 Issues
2008 Issues
2007 Issues
2006 Issues

Organiser
About us
Advertisement
Circulation
Contact us

Subscribe


May 29, 2011




Page: 37/37

Home > 2011 Issues > May 29, 2011

Prof SW Bakhle Memorial Lecture in Nagpur
Hebalkar highlights similarities between South American and Indian cultures

From Our Correspondent

NAGPUR: Delivering Prof SW Bakhle Memorial Lecture on the occasion of Foundation Day of International Centre for Cultural Studies (ICCS) Nagpur, noted historian and erudite scholar Dr Sharad Hebalkar hinted upon a lot of similarities between the South American and Indian cultures.

Though India and South America are separated geographically by a distance of 16,000 km as the crow flies, and by 18,000 km by the sea route, there are striking similarities between the two cultures in their attire, hair styles, traditions and archaeological evidences, Dr Hebalkar said with his presentation of photographs taken during his recent visit to six nations of that southern continent.

Vice-Chancellor of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University Dr Vilas Sapkal, ICCS president Virag Pachpore, secretary Vijay Bhagdikar, director Research Dr Vinod Indurkar and vice-president Dr Vinayak Deshpande were also present on the dais.

Giving example of Manaus janjati of South America Dr Hebalkar said there are striking similarities between them and the Khasi janjati of Meghalaya in relation to their dress and dance, mode of worship, deity, housing pattern etc. The Manaus are idol worshippers and worship Sun and the Earth Gods. After studying various janjatis of South America it was found that their concepts relating to cosmology and cosmogony, concepts of God, creation etc. are akin to those of Indians.

These similarities are now archaeologically proved, the scholar said adding that the recent archaeological evidences indicate towards a regular contact between the two peoples by sea route. The Indian sailors sailed over the mighty Pacific and Atlantic and reached South America carrying with them the culture of India. The modern archaeologists attribute these similarities to migration of the Asian Man to South America, he added.

Dr Hebalkar also gave examples of Peru and Bolivia and narrated his experiences of the recent visit he paid to these countries to prove his point forcefully. The presentation showed his tremendous study and authority on the subject.

In his address chief guest of the function Dr Vilas Sapkal suggested that ICCS and Nagpur University can work in collaboration in the field of research in ancient traditions and cultures. He appreciated the work and scholarship and contribution of ICCS in exploring the similarities of cultures of the world.

Dr Sapkal also unveiled the portrait of the late Dr SW Bakhle, the founder president of ICCS, on this occasion.

Earlier, president of ICCS Virag Pachpore gave introductory remarks about the activities and presented an overview of the ICCS. Vice president Dr Vinayak deshpande spoke about Dr SW Bakhle and his contribution in establishing ICCS. He described Dr Bakhle as an authority on Philosphy. Dr Leela Deshpande also shared her memories about Dr Bakhle.


Entries invited for Bharat Vikas Parishad Utkrishtata Samman

BHARAT Vikas Parishad has invited entries for the annual Utkrishtata Samman to be given to an individual or organisation for outstanding services in the field of village development. The last date of receiving the nominations is May 30. The Award selection committee is headed by former Chief Justice of Supreme Court Shri RC Lahoti. The other luminaries in the Committee include former Governor Shri Rama Jois and former Governor Shri Jagmohan. The award consists of a sum of Rs one lakh, a citation and a memento. Established in 1963, the Bharat Vikas Parishad has over 1000 branches with a family membership of 43000 all over the country (FOC)







Previous Page Previous Page (36/37)


Copyright © by Organiser All Right Reserved.

Published on: 2011-05-22 (21257 reads)

[ Go Back ]
copyright© 2004 Bharat Prakashan(Delhi) Ltd. All Rights Reserved
Designed and Hosted by KSHEERAJA Web Solutions Pvt Ltd