The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Mumbai Research Centre
World Postcard Day in Association with ATLASkeeda
October 1, 2022 from 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
The Mumbai Research Centre of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai presents "From Mumbai with Love", a day-long event celebrating World Postcard Day in association with ATLASkeeda, a visual storytelling initiative.
In a world where we exchange GIFs and WhatsApp messages at the speed of light, there comes a day when you can learn the art of slowing down. Where the message exchanged can be personalized, meaningful and a lovely surprise for the recipient.

Dive into the fascinating 153-year-old history of postcards, get your hands on postcards and stamps from all over the world, design and write your own, affix stamps, and actually post it! And if that isn’t enough, meet a thriving community of young ‘postcrossers’ who keep this tradition alive!
09.30 am - 10.00 am: Registrations
10.00 am - 11.30 am: Postcard workshop 1 (Max 25 participants)
11.30 am - 11.45 am: Break
11.45 am - 01.15 pm: Official postcrossing meet up.
01.15 am - 02.15 pm: Lunch
02.15 pm - 02.30 pm: Registrations
02.30 pm - 04.00 pm: Postcard Workshop 2 (Max 25 participants)
04.00 pm - 04.30 pm: Break
04.30 pm - 06.00 p.m. "To Bombay with Love" - Presentation by Adv. Rajan Jayakar
Each participant gets a workshop kit to design their own postcard. Also, all participants are invited to stay back for a talk on his personal collection of postcards by Adv Rajan Jayakar, one of Mumbai's most prolific collectors.
About ATLASkeeda: ATLASkeeda celebrates stories from India and the world every day. Founded by architect Ashwin Tahiliani to explore the world in the 2020 pandemic, team ATLASkeeda is on a mission - to celebrate positive, lesser-known and jaw-dropping stories from India and the World visually.
Please Note: The double vaccination certificate is mandatory for participation.
To register:

- Dr. Shehernaz Nalwalla, Chairperson Mumbai Research Centre
- Prof. Mangala Sirdeshpande, Hon. Secretary

The Literary Club of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai & The Museum Society of Mumbai  invite you to a talk on “Rosaries of Raindrops:
The River Myth as  the Mother Matrix of Literature” by Vithal C Nadkarni on Thursday 6th October at 5 pm in the Durbar Hall

The Literary Club of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai and the Museum Society of Mumbai are delighted to invite you to a talk by Vithal C Nadkarni titled “Rosaries of Raindrops: The River Myth as the Mother Matrix of Literature” in the Durbar Hall of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai on Thursday 6th October at 5 pm.
On World Rivers Day last year in late September, Vithal C Nadkarni was wandering in the verdant Sahyadris, paying homage to the Seven Mother Rivers of India at their sacred grotto of origins in old Mahabaleshwar.  He has now brought back the marvels and secret stories revealed to him on that magical journey. This includes the Oldest Story in the World which bestowed the twin gifts of warmth and wonder upon the whole of humanity.

Earlier, Mr Nadkarni had created a magnificent ‘source to sangam’ tribute to the river Narmada in a coffee-table book form. This was followed by a paean to the Kumbh Mela for UNICEF and Government of Maharashtra in a book and film format.
Now, the distinguished editor and columnist and former Vice -President of the Asiatic Society shares his newest work on river myths from across Eurasia, Africa and the Americas that are often reflected in literature.
Please join us for tea at 4.30 pm.

- Meenal Kshirsagar, Vice President of the Society & Chairperson - ASM LitClub  

- Prof. Mangala Sirdeshpande, Officiating Hon. Secretary, Asiatic Society of Mumbai  
- Dr. Pheroza J. Godrej, Chairperson Museum Society of Mumbai

The Mumbai Research Centre of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai presents

Beyond the Fort

from 15 to 24 February, 4 days a week, everyday from 7 to 8.30 pm over the ZOOM platform.

Fees and Registration
For general public: INR 2000/-
For UG students: INR 1000/-

About the series
Mumbai's history is known in granular detail with respect to its British-built town within the former fort walls. However, the 'native' town and suburbs that also form part of the city's rich history are not well-known. This series brings together four experts who have studied the city beyond the fort - Kaiwan Mehta, Sarover Zaidi, Ramesh Babu and Alisha Sadikot. Explore the lanes and stories of Kalbadevi, Bhuleshwar, Dongri, Bhendi Bazaar, Mazagon and Byculla in this 8-part lecture series. Participants will be emailed a link to join the series WhatsApp group. Zoom links will be shared in that group.


15 & 16 February - Kaiwan Mehta on Bhuleshwar and Kalbadevi
17 & 18 February - Sarover Zaidi on Dongri & Bhendi Bazaar
21 & 22 February - Ramesh Babu on Mazagon
23 & 24 February - Alisha Sadikot on Byculla

We are attaching an invitation for The 28th Justice K.T. Telang Memorial Lecture by Dr. Saryu Doshi, Eminent Art Historian, on ‘Spiritual Splendour: Jain Temple at Ranakpur.’ The lecture will be held on Tuesday 5th July 2022 at 5.30 p.m. in the Durbar Hall of the Society. Dr. A.P. Jamkhedkar, Director (Retd.), Department of Archaeology and Museums, Maharashtra State, will preside at this lecture.
- Meenal Kshirsagar, Vice President of the Society & Chairperson
- Prof. Mangala Sirdeshpande, Officiating Hon. Secretary Endowment Lectures Committee

Understanding the Cultural Heritage of Gandhara
(From circa 2nd-century B.C.E. to circa 8th-century C.E.)

Platform: Zoom (Link will be shared with registered participants just before the lecture)

Schedule (Daily timings: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm IST)
07.2.22: Introduction to Gandharan Art and Architecture
08.2.22: Buddhist Sites and Sculptures I
09.2.22: Buddhist Sites and Sculptures II
10.2.22: Hindu Sites and Sculptures
11.2.22: Hindu Sites and later sphere of Gandharan influence

To register
General participants:
UG Students:
Organized by MMPV Kane Institute and Mumbai Research Centre, Asiatic Society of Mumbai
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