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From Ritual To Spiritual – The Journey Of Indian Textiles Through The Ages


Indic Academy is organising a webinar on 23rd May, 2020 on Indian Textiles. The title of the webinar is ‘From Ritual To Spiritual – The Journey Of Indian Textiles Through The Ages. The timing of the webinar will be from 9.45 am to 1.00 pm.

The webinar starts with a keynote address by Iconic cultural personality and scholar, Padma Vibhushan Dr Sonal Mansingh, MP, Rajya Sabha, who will speak on the close connection between textiles, tradition and spiritualism.

Her address will be followed by a paper by Sanskrit and Vedic scholar Dr. Sucheta Paranjpe on Textiles in Ancient Indian Literature. Researcher, scholar and natural dyes expert Dr. Pushyamitra Joshi will speak on the history of natural dyes and block printing in India.

The webinar will conclude with a talk on Challenges and Opportunities in the revival of heritage textiles by Paithani revivalist and entrepreneur Anagha Ashok Ghaisas of Saudamini Handloom.

The webinar is curated by Shefali Vaidya, author, newspaper columnist and textile enthusiast.

The webinar is open for all. Please do register at

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