In General

An Illustrated Talk on Old Paintings

There’s an illustrated talk on ‘The Lost Vijayanagar Paintings of Thiruvellarai and Pattiswaram’ by Dr.Job Thomas at Sundar Mahal (Amethyst Coffee Shop).

Dr.Thomas is currently the Director of South Asian Studies Program at Davidson College. On a surprising side note, his PhD dissertation was on ‘Paintings in Tamil Nadu’!

The Tamil saying, ‘Uloor kulam theertha kulam aagathu’ (the local pond will never be considered pious) is so very true. We, in Tamil Nadu don’t give the paintings too much interest and here is an Amercian who has done a PhD in them. Gee!

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