Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:30 PM
Indian Institute of Science,
Education, and Research, Pune
Foundation Myths of Indian Cities: Types and Tropes
Cities in India have foundation myths that conform to certain types and tropes. With the
advent of Islam in the sub-continent, new narratives emerged to explain the siting of new
cities. A Sanskrit text even describes the naming and foundation story of the British city of
Bombay, weaving together narratives from various traditions.
V. Govindan Kutty
Government College, Chittur
Qanat Water Systems of India
This presentation will examine the feasibility and
challenges of implementing watershed-based sustainable
practices through an in depth study of Naubad Qanat
Conservation project in Bidar, Karnataka.
Sponsored by the South Asia Center and Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.
For more information, contact Emera Bridger at firstname.lastname@example.org.