This is a private mailing list for people undertaking detailed, well prepared cultural studies, on location. Our first site seminar was held at Mamallapuram, from Jan 22-25, 2010 and our second at Ajanta/Ellora in Jan 2011, our third in Pudukottai district (Sittannavaasal, Naartaamalai, KodumbaaLur, Tirumeyyam, Malaiyadipatti, Avudaiyar Kovil, Kudumiyaan Malai) in January 2012. Recently, we held a site seminar in SriRangam from January 24-27, 2013.
Founded by Prof Swaminathan of Pudukottai, and moderated by R Gopu of Kodambakkam, Madras, this group plans to undertake detailed studies of various heritage sites in the Tamil country, and beyond; expand the knowledge of history, science, art and architecture of the Tamil country, in particular, and India, in general; ignite, quench and spread the thirst for such knowledge and learning among the general population; and hopefully, protect and preserve such treasures from the ravages of time, neglect, apathy and ignorance.
Hopefully we will do this with patience, wisdom and humour, and avoid being sanctimonious, didactic or frustrated.