Memorial stones of Thar intrigue anthropologists

Based on dated memorial stones it was evident that the memorial stones were in vogue in the 10th and 11th century


APP December 12, 2019
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ISLAMABAD: National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) will hold a discussion on Thursday with the theme of "Memorial Stones of Tharparkar: Typology and Iconography" under its regular feature of "muzakra" series here in media studios.

Famous anthropologist Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro will apprise the participants about the history and importance of these stones found in almost every historic village in Tharparkar and were objects of veneration for the Hindu community in the district.

Dr Kalhoro will also talk about the practice of erecting memorial stones to commemorate the heroic death of a warrior as culture in early medieval period in Sindh.

Based on dated memorial stones it was evident that the memorial stones were in vogue in the 10th and 11th century-Sindh.

The subject of memorial stones has been a new addition to the anthropology.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 12th, 2019.

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