NIAS Thesis Proposal Presentation: Geospatial Analysis of Water Features in the Archaeological Landscape of Malaprabha River Valley by Ms. Kuili Suganya, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1530hrs

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus



Thesis  Proposal  Presentation



Geospatial Analysis of Water Features in the Archaeological Landscape of Malaprabha River Valley



Ms. Kuili Suganya

 Thursday, 31 August 2017, 3:30 pm, Lecture Hall, NIAS


Abstract: Availability of water is considered as a reason for origin, growth, sustenance and fall of many civilizations. Throughout history people have found ways to access water by settling close to water source or by building structures for drawing, conserving, managing and distributing water. In the past people have modified the landscape based on topography, soil condition and climate for collecting and conserving water by building structures like reservoirs, tanks, canals, wells, especially in regions where water was scarce.  Malaprabha river valley located in semi-arid area of Karnataka has number of ancient built forms seemingly planned around water features. Currently there is a plan to extend the World Heritage status of Pattadakal group of monuments to include other sites in this valley such as Aihole, Badami and Nagaral . In the absence of a wholistic development plan, there is always a threat of losing the traces embedded in landscape to insensitive developments. A study to understand the historically significant landscape is crucial at this point. 

This proposal would focus on studying water features in the context of built forms and understand the role of topography in defining their locations at the archaeological landscape of Malaprabha river valley using geospatial analysis.


 All are invited to attend

Thursday, August 31, 2017