Book Launch: In Forest, Field and Factory

06.00 PM - 07.00 PM

Lilavati Lalbhai Library, Cept University,
Opp. Gujarat University, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad.

Open For All.

2020-03-04 18:00:00 2020-03-04 19:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Book Launch: In Forest, Field and Factory

Faculty of Architecture and CEPT Library Services organized a book launch of : In Forest, Field and Factory

 

Author: Prof. Gauri Bharat;

Moderator: Dr. Jigna Desai;

Chief Guest: Dr. Manvi Seth

This book draws out stories of Adivasi built environments and everyday lives that have remained largely hidden from history. In the early 20th century, Adivasi villages typically comprised small wooden huts interspersed within a thickly forested landscape. Today one encounters a vastly different architecture. Adivasi dwellings are larger, built of more permanent mud, and are often covered with murals. This book uncovers how and why Adivasi dwellings changed, and what this reveals about communities’ relationships to their environments.

It focuses on santals, one of the largest adivasi communities in eastern India, who are particularly renowned for precision and craftsmanship of domestic architecture and mural art. It gives insights into adivasi people’s lives and their engagements with social, environmental and historical worlds that are in part defined by architecture.

Prof. (Dr.) Manvi Seth is Professor and Head in the Department of Museology, National Museum Institute. At the National Museum Institute she has conceptualized and coordinated research projects in the areas of Visitor Studies, Museum Education and Documentation (Intangible Cultural Heritage). She has also curated many exhibitions and coordinated and conducted various in-service training programs for museum personnel from Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Ladakh. Prof. (Dr.) Seth is the recipient of the prestigious Nehru Trust UK Visiting Fellowship. She has visited museums across India, United Kingdom, United States of America, Chile and Austria. She is a member of the International Expert Review Board for Distance Learning of the Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM) and also serves on the Executive Board of the Indian committee of the International Council of Museums (INC-ICOM).

 

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Faculty of Architecture and CEPT Library Services organized a book launch of : In Forest, Field and Factory

 

Author: Prof. Gauri Bharat;

Moderator: Dr. Jigna Desai;

Chief Guest: Dr. Manvi Seth

This book draws out stories of Adivasi built environments and everyday lives that have remained largely hidden from history. In the early 20th century, Adivasi villages typically comprised small wooden huts interspersed within a thickly forested landscape. Today one encounters a vastly different architecture. Adivasi dwellings are larger, built of more permanent mud, and are often covered with murals. This book uncovers how and why Adivasi dwellings changed, and what this reveals about communities’ relationships to their environments.

It focuses on santals, one of the largest adivasi communities in eastern India, who are particularly renowned for precision and craftsmanship of domestic architecture and mural art. It gives insights into adivasi people’s lives and their engagements with social, environmental and historical worlds that are in part defined by architecture.

Prof. (Dr.) Manvi Seth is Professor and Head in the Department of Museology, National Museum Institute. At the National Museum Institute she has conceptualized and coordinated research projects in the areas of Visitor Studies, Museum Education and Documentation (Intangible Cultural Heritage). She has also curated many exhibitions and coordinated and conducted various in-service training programs for museum personnel from Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Ladakh. Prof. (Dr.) Seth is the recipient of the prestigious Nehru Trust UK Visiting Fellowship. She has visited museums across India, United Kingdom, United States of America, Chile and Austria. She is a member of the International Expert Review Board for Distance Learning of the Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM) and also serves on the Executive Board of the Indian committee of the International Council of Museums (INC-ICOM).

 

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