The talk focuses on the sculptural heritage of Ancient
Pragjyotishpur, the present day Guwahati. Guwahati has always been a center of
Art and Culture in the northeastern part of India. The speaker with a series of
images would take us through the ancient sculptural heritage in and around the
city. Also Guwahati is believed to have been a major school of Art, the Ambari
School of Art. Along with mapping of these sculptural heritages of ancient
Pragjyotishpur he will also talk about the challenges of preservation and
excavation of such sites.


Event Partner

, Heritage Art & Design and Cotton University
Dr. Manjil Hazarika
Dr. Manjil Hazarika is currently heading the Department of Archaeology at
Cotton University, Assam. He has completed his PhD from Bern University,
Switzerland and has worked at some of the major archaeological sites of Africa
and Europe. He has written extensively on Northeast Indian archaeology. His
latest book ‘Prehistory and Archeology of Northeast India’ published by Oxford
University Press covers the prehistoric cultural heritage of the region.