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'Understanding Golconda'
Tue Dec 3, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space

The historic Golconda fort is one of Hyderabad's most well-known tourist spots, often drawing people from across the country to see it. However, the medieval-era monument has also been the most lacerated in terms of preservation, as constant encroachments have today damaged the fort in many ways.

Most people, especially from Hyderabad, are even not aware that the Golconda fort, which is 500 years old (2018 marked 500 years since the Qutb Shahi dynasty was founded by Sultan Quli Qutb Shahm who established his kingdom in the fort) has eight gates and an extension called the Naya Qila, which houses a Baobab tree that is about 400 years old.

In view of its importance to the city's heritage and to also understand the actual contours of the fort, come join us for a talk by Mr. Milan Kumar Chauley, Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), at Lamakaan on 3 December, on the fort and its history. The talk will be followed by a session of Q&A.

About the speaker:
Mr. Milan Kumar Chauley first joined service as a Documentation Officer with Delhi government's archaeology department in 2002. He joined the ASI in 2003, working for its excavation branch in Bhubaneshwar and Delhi. In 2012, Mr. Chauley became a Superintending Archaeologist directly after writing the UPSC exam, following which he was appointed to the Telangana circle as the same in 2017.