Paraspar Lecture by Prof. Srikumar M. Menon @ 4pm

Paraspar, an initiative of the Office of Communications (OoC) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), is a platform for conversations about knowledge systems, particularly science.


Invites you to a webinar series on

Understanding India

In this series, experts from different fields of human endeavour will provide their insights into some of the lesser discussed facets of India.

 Megaliths: Missives from the “Silent” Period of History (Poster)

Abstract:<  Megaliths are enigmatic monuments from prehistory found throughout the world. In India, megaliths are primarily concentrated in the southern part of the country, though there are pockets where megalith-building were practiced in other parts, too. Today, we know that megaliths were mostly funerary and commemorative structures loosely associated with the Iron Age. However, there are many questions about these monuments which are still unanswered. This talk will be an introduction to megaliths, with visuals from several sites all over the subcontinent from more than a decade of field observations.

Speaker: Srikumar M. Menon
Associate Professor
National Institute of Advanced Studies

Date: 24 May 2021 (Monday)
Time: 4.00 pm

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