Lecture to commemorate Maharana Pratap’s birth anniversary

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016,15:57 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | As part of Maharana Pratap’s 475th birth anniversary commemoration, the Culture Ministry, along with Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) and University of Rajasthan, will organise a special lecture and conference at the university campus in Jaipur tomorrow.

Prof Ghanshyam Lal Devra, former Vice-Chancellor of Vardhman Mahaveer Open University at Kota, will deliver the special lecture on ‘Construction of Mewar Legacy: Maharana Pratap’s Conflict against the Mughals’, an official release said.

The lecture will be followed by a day-long conference on ‘Maharana Pratap and His Times’ exploring the historical and cultural context of his life, work and legacy. Scholars drawing on a variety of historical sources, Persian literary writings, epigraphic evidences, vernacular literary traditions as well as archaeological heritage will add fresh insights to the contribution of Maharana Pratap and the historical significance of his times, it said.

JP Singhal, Vice-Chancellor, University of Rajasthan, will deliver the inaugural address. Sanjiv Mittal, Director, NMML and Joint Secretary, Culture Ministry will preside over the function.

Eminent scholars including Prof VK Vashistha, Prof K S Gupta, Prof B L Badhani, M S Ranawat and Hukum Singh Bhati will present their papers in various sessions of the conference, the release added. Maharana Pratap Singh was the ruler of Mewar, a region in north-western part of the country in the present day state of Rajasthan.