Pre-visit talks

Inscriptions in Srirangam by Dr Chithra Madhavan

Srirangam probably has the highest number of inscriptions Chithra Madhavan 3among temples of South India.  They offer a vivid record of the political, cultural, economic and social history of the times. Here, Dr Chithra Madhavan, the well known historian of temples and temple architecture takes us on a journey through the centuries in an interactive session.

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Dr Chithra Madhavan obtained her M.A. Degree in Indian History with first rank in 1988 from the University of Madras. In 1989 she received her M.Phil. degree from the same University. Subsequently, she obtained her Ph.D. degree in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University of Mysore in 1999. Her Doctoral dissertation has been published as a book entitled “History and Culture of Tamil Nadu – Vol. I.” She was awarded the Junior Fellowship in Epigraphy by the Department of Culture, Government of India for the period 2001-03.  She is the recipient of a Post-doctoral Fellowship from the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi.

Dr. Madhavan has contributed a number of research papers on epigraphy, art and architecture to various seminars and reputed journals, and also many popular articles to newspapers on Indian history and art. She is also a much sought after speaker on these subjects.


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