Bombay Local History Society (BLHS) Annual Seminar held at St. Xavier’s College on the 11th July, 2015.

Dr. Anita Rane, Head, Ancient Indian Culture & Archaeology (AIC) has introduced a paper on Research Methodology for the M.A. Students.
Her students of MA – Part II presented dissertations on The Construction of History through the Oral Tradition with reference to the city of Bombay now Mumbai.

The students reviewed a variety of source materials – epigraphical, archaeological, numismatics, art, architecture, literary, the bardic and oral traditions.
Through the oral tradition, history of "others" is highlighted since it covers the study of every section of society who have contributed to the growth and development of the nation.

Seven students prepared a fifteen minutes presentation of their study which was presented at the Annual Seminar of the Bombay Local History Society on the 11th July at St. Xavier's College. Kindly click below to read the synopsis of the students' presentations.



Mumbai’s Tribals - Taykhoom Biviji (MA – AIC - Part II)


The Dress and Ornaments of the Pathare Prabhu – Prathana Patil (MA – AIC - Part II)


The Kutchi LohanasMalvika Mahidhar (MA – AIC - Part II)


Undertakers of Mumbai: The Men who Prepare the Final Bed for Christians - Ornella D’Souza (MA – AIC - Part II)


The Pakvasa Family : History Makers & PreserversJason Johns (MA – AIC - Part II)


The Power of Grit and Determination: Bombay Fort Night High SchoolRajkumari Swamy(MA – AIC - Part II)


The Diamond Market in Mumbai,The Glitter and Glam of India’s Economic Capital - Nisha S. Nair (MA – AIC - Part II)



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