ISBN 9788188661640,South India Heritage: An Introduction

South India Heritage: An Introduction



Westland Publications

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9788188661640

ISBN-10 8188661643


Edition 2nd
Language (English)

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Dr. Prema kasturi, reader in history, is a tormer professor and head of the Department of History, Women's Christian College, Chennai. She has made a mark as a teacher (won the BestTeachers'Award in 1998), she is a scholar in many disciplines such as history, education, women's studies, art and architecture of India, and American studies. She obtained her Ph.D In women's studies from the University of Madras. She has presented more than a hundred research papers in various academic forums and has published many in national and international journals. She has been associate editor of the women's studies section of an encyclopedia on Hinduism, soon to be published. A social activist and feminist, she helps to strengthen and empower women through the Joint Action Council for Women and other organizations. She has guided 120 students in history research projects. An active INTACH (the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) member, she encourages student participation in programs throughout Tamil Nadu to conserve the heritage. She has edited books on Heritage and Women's studies. She is publishing books on Cultural, History of South India, shorty, She is at present co-convenor of INTACH, Chennai. She loves music and the performing arts. Dr. G. Sundaram has served the country as one of its distinguished civil servants. During his illustrious career, he has served in various capacities. He was one of the persons who promoted relations between India and EEC (now EU). After obtaining a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Madras in 1958, G. Sundaram taught Economics in the well-known Madras Christian College in 1959-60. He was selected to the premier civil service of India viz., the Indian Administrative Service in 1962. He held civil service positions connected with development and industry from 1963-69. He obtained an M.Phil., (Licence Special) in Economics of Integration from the University of Brussels. On return to India, he joined the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and specialized in export promotion, inter-Government relations In relation to Trade Agreements and also negotiated some of them 1971-'76). After this, he obtained a Ph.D., from the Delhi School of Economics in 1997 for his thesis, 'Commercial Policy of the EEC and the Association Agreements', which was published. He published another book, "India and the EU" in 1997. Besides, he has published many articles of general and professional interest in newspapers and journals, some relating to temples, archaeology and heritage. He was posted Counsellor in the Embassy of India and Mission to the EEC, Brussels, and accredited to the EEC, Belgium and Luxembourg for nearly three years (1979-'81). On his return, his several positions included, Secretary to the Government of India. (for details, please see