Release of the book - 'Durga-vidhanam'
From Left to Right :Shri Vasant Limaye, Dr. Tejas Garge, Dr. A.P. Jamkhedkar, Ms. Mrinal Kulkarni, and Dr. Milind Paradkar
The book 'Durga-vidhanam' authored by Dr. Milind Paradkar, Research Officer, Bhavan's P.G. and Research Department, and Guest Professor (Ancient Indian Culture), University of Mumbai, and Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Maharashtra State, was released at a public function organized at the Sewri Fort, Mumbai; on 19-2-2020. The book contains twenty-six articles in Marathi on Forts and Fortifications, earlier serially published in the Marathi Daily newspaper Loksatta.
Ms. Mrinal Kulkarni, the noted film and television actor and director, released the book, and greeted the author for spreading awareness about the rich heritage, among younger generation.
Dr. A.P. Jamkhedkar, Chairman, Indian Council for Historical Research, New Delhi, and Chancellor, Deccan College (Deemed University), Pune; was the Guest of Honour, at the function. In his speech, he emphasized upon the holistic study of history, and congratulated Dr. Paradkar for his inspiring academic pursuits, and research.
Dr. Tejas Garge, Director, Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Maharashtra State, presided over the function. In his presidential address, he appealed the people for extending their co-operation to the governmental projects run for preservation of cultural heritage, and hailed Dr. Paradkar for creating public interest in this field through his teaching and writing.
Then followed an interesting session of Dr. Paradkar's interview taken by Shri Vasant Vasant Limaye, a veteran mountaineer and an eminent writer. Their conversation revealed the author's dedication to the study of historical monuments, and sculptural marvels of the medieval history of India.
Ms. Mugdha Phadke, a student of Dr. Paradkar, compered the programme of the function, and Ms. Neelakshi Patil proposed the vote of thanks. The function was well attended by the researchers, students, and people interested in the cultural history and heritage.
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