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ASI finds 2,000-year-old trade center in Andhra Pradesh

The ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) recently discovered that the present-day state of Andhra Pradesh had a maritime center near the banks of Swarnamukhi river around 2,000 years ago.

Highlights

  • The excavations were performed at the state’s Gottiprolu that began in December, 2018.
  • The ASI unearthed brick-built structures in varied shapes. The sizes of the bricks were common in the Satavahana/Ikshvaku period of the Krishna valley.
  • Also, the team unearthed four armed sculptures of Lord Vishnu. The sculpture belongs to Pallava period according to the analysis of headgear and drapery.
  • Also, a series of broken terracotta pipes were found. This suggests that the period had a good system of drainage.
  • So far, the ASI has excavated about 10% of the site in the first round. The second round is set to begin in November or December, 2019.

Swarnamukhi river

  • The river is located in southern India
  • The Kalyani Dam is constructed across the river at Tirupati city. The shrines Tirupati and Kalahasti are located in the banks of the river.

First-ever Ladakh Literature Festival

Ladakh administration is organizing the first-ever Ladakh Literature festival. The three day Literature Festival is being organized from 29 to 31 October 2019. At venues like historic Leh palace and Central Asian Museum the Ladakh Literature Festival will now be held annually.

Ladakh Literature Festival Highlights

Objective: To celebrate the uniqueness of the region in the fields of Literature, Art and Culture.

The first-ever Ladakh Literature Festival is going to witness transformation of Ladakh from a division to Union Territory (UT).  During the festival the screenings of Ladakhi films, discussions on Heritage and presentations on History and Archeology of Ladakh will take place.

To attract the visitors of all age groups, different programmes are planned. To provide an opportunity to women, children and youth to participate in three day Ladakh Literature Festival several competitions and events such as Calligraphy, Culinary art are also incorporated.

Along with local artists, literary personalities, historians, musicians and senior IAS officers who turned authors such as Anil Swarup, Parvez Dewan and Dr MK Ranjith Sinh are also participating in festival.