It’s really good news for history enthusiasts as the Epigraphy branch of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Nagpur, in association of Department of History of Seth Kesarimal Porwal College have organised an exhibition on Arabic and Persian inscriptions on Indian monuments at the college in Kamptee.
The exhibition, which will end on November 25, has been organised to mark World Heritage Week. Ashok Kumar Bhatia, Director (Education), inaugurated the exhibition. Dr Yaseen Quddusi, retired Superintending Epigraphist and recipient of President’s Award; Dr Jitendra Saoji Tagde, Head of the Department of History, Porwal College;Dr Manoj Kurmi, Deputy Superintending Archaeologist, Pre-History Branch,ASI,Nagpur; Mohd Shahnawaz Alam,Assistant Superintending Epigraphist were present on the occasion.
During the occasion Bhatia talked about the preservation of cultural monuments. Dr Tagde stressed on authentic source of inscriptions. Dr Quddusi threw light on the inscriptions of Kamptee region. Dr Kurmi shed light on rich cultural heritage. Mohd Shahnawaz Alam gave a detailed lecture on Arabic and Persian inscriptions. Muntazir Ali, Mohd Tarique Rasool, and Mohd Ajmal, Assistant Epigraphist, spoke on evolution of Arabic language and script, different styles of calligraphy, and medieval coinage. Dr M B Bagde, Principal of the college, presided over the programme. He emphasised on importance of History for competitive exams and also need for generation of interes t among students through such programmes.