BUNDI FORT: ITS HISTORY, ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Wednesday 23 June 2021, 8pm IST
With Dr. Joachim Bautze, Berlin; Prof. Dr. Attilio Petrucciolo, Bibliotheca Orientalis; Dr. Domenico Catania; Dr. Claudio Rubini
Bundi – a small town in Rajasthan offers one of the most fascinating architectural and artistic treasures. From water architecture – such as lake palace to the imposing Taragarh Fort with its origins in the 13th century with its magnificent wall paintings and palace complexes from the 17th and 18th centuries it an example of different styles, buildings campaigns and typologies of Rajput architecture.
In the upcoming webinar the Centre for Historic Houses brings together scholars who have rigorously and comprehensively documented and analyzed the architecture and landscape of Bundi. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Joachim Bautze of Berlin who has amassed a private collection of over 100,000 thousand photographs of the Bundi fort and palaces and has studied it in depth and documented its wall paintings.
We are particularly delighted to welcome Prof. Dr. Attilio Petruccioli, Dr. Domenico Catania and Dr. Claudio Rubini of the Bibliotheca Orientalis at the Palazzo Lodisposto at Trani Italy. Prof. Petruccioli is director and founder of the Bibliotheca Orientalis and the former Aga Khan Professor of Architecture for Islamic Societies at MIT and director of the Aga Khan Program at MIT and Harvard University 1994 – 1998. He has written and edited 35 books and more than 220 articles including the co-authored article on the ‘Architectural Structures and Spaces in the Fort Palaces’ in Bundi Fort: A Rajput World edited by Milo Beach and published by MARG in Mumbai in 2016.
RESILIENCE: HISTORIC HOUSES OF INDIA AND THEIR CUSTODIANS
Online Lecture Series
"Resilience: Historic Houses of India and their Custodians" is an online lecture series organized by the Centre for Historic Houses. Lectures, featuring eminent personalities from the field of Indian Heritage, are conducted every Friday at 8 pm IST.
“Although suffering and challenge demoralize some human beings, others cope and construct instead. Rather than grinding to a halt, certain people hurdle the obstacles or creatively maneuver around them.They even make something positive out of the negative situation. In the face of crisis, they not only survive but also thrive. Resilience capacities involve coping well with difficulty, actively resisting destructive pressures, and rebuilding positively after adversity. ”
TITUS, C. (2006). Introduction. In Resilience and the Virtue of Fortitude: Aquinas in Dialogue with the Psychosocial Sciences (pp. Ix-Xii). Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press.
HISTORIC HOUSES: TOURISM AND BEYOND
'Historic Houses: Tourism and Beyond' is a roundtable that will be conducted on 29th September. Through this, the Centre for Historic Houses aims to bring together owners of heritage properties from all parts of the world to discuss business plans for heritage sites during and post COVID-19. The roundtable will be a closed event.