Contributions from Team MHSOct 2020
As the monsoons arrive and the waters get choppy, the sailors wrap their sails and get involved in maintenance activities. We at MHS set the monsoon months to promote maritime knowledge by hosting monsoon series lectures, renamed this season to “Monsoon Musings”. The first musing was on 02 July on Navigation methods of Ancient Mariners.
Contributions from Team MHSJul 2020
The opening months of the financial year emerged as key to a new wave of evolution of MHS. We have crossed many wavepoints that were planned and plotted a while ago. These past months saw crisis beget opportunity, to spread, to replinish the MHS outreach to an even larger scale. Many Conceptual ideas turned to reality. These included launching MHS Youtube channel and the website going live.
Contributions from Team MHSApr 2020
Vision statements across few years and more looked to Year 2020 as an epoch and how has it surprised us through a Wuhan origin virus! Amidst the constraints of consequent lockdown and social distancing, the MHS premises went into a shutdown at first and subsequently to extremely limited sustenance roles. As crisis begat opportunity, Team MHS went digital and launched a dynamic outreach and online interface.
40th Annual Seminar Proceedings and Jewel from the PastJan 2020
The Seminar helped in enhancing the Maritime Consciousness among the school and college students including NCC cadets. The presence of a diverse audience for the Seminar highlighted the presence of a multidimensional Maritime Culture and Traditions in India. They interacted well and questioned the scholars about contemporary challenges which play a role in creating awareness and safeguarding India’s maritime legacy.
A great and encouraging take away was the keen interest in young and old alike to study more about Indian Maritime Heritage. MHS is confident of a wide support base in its endeavours.
Musings of Monsoon Maritime SeriesOct 2019
This year adding to our work force are a spritey young group of Research Associates. Their presence has added wind to our sails while at the same time raising expectations from our members and benefactors. Lectures By Cdr Abhilash Tomy K.C and Prof Himanshu Prabha Ray helped the incomers to get abriefed of the various modalities of the maritime world.
Despite having a modest gallery we are witnessing an increase in the footfall of enthusiastic visitors to the museum. This year a lively posse of young B.A students from the Khalsa College called upon the museum for a guided tour. Increasingly we are receiving requests from various institutes to indulge them a tour of the gallery.
Founders Day Commemorative Maritime SymposiumJul 2019
True sign of favour and contentment is when academic schedule gets hectic. The year 2019 at Maritime History Society has been witnessing that kind of good favours. In yesteryears the period post annual seminar was a lean patch. First few months of the year have been a period of abundance on the work front.
Program in Maritime History and Millenial Maritime SpeakApr 2019
The primary objective of the Society has been promoting interest in the study of Maritime History. Towards this, a special Maritime History Orientation Program was undertaken for the MHS research team and few participants from partner institutions. As an encouragement and to give research opportunity to these young writers of matters maritime, a set of articles called ‘Millenial Maritime Speak’ became the highlight of this issue of Sagardhara. These need feedback for future enhancement of the fresh talent we have.
39th Annual Seminar Proceedings and Tributes to late Adm AwatiJan 2019
This edition commences with a commemoration titled “WNC @50”, summarizing the last 50 years of WNC and also has a review of the book By Anirudh Deshpande “Hope and Despair Mutiny,Rebellion and Death in India, 1946”.
Musings of Monsoon Maritime SeriesSept 2018
MHS has an austere but functional Naval Heritage Gallery. Participants of the NCC Summer Camp 2018 did visit the gallery to be made aware of our rich maritime heritage. Researchers and maritime enthusiasts remain connected with the Society in their independent pursuit of maritime heritage.
The ongoing process of making a documentary on Mumbai and its Maritime Heritage has also connected extensively with MHS for authenticating the core content. With 2018 being the 350th year of the East India Company formally taking governance of then Bombay, many history buffs have been studying the past four decades of the city’s maritime history.