Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Prof.Dr. Nazir A.Mughal is presiding final Ph.D seminar of researcher Abdul Fatah Daudpoto.
Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Prof.Dr. Nazir A.Mughal has said that the research scholars must set guide line in research for future scholars that they follow the same parameters in their research work.
He was presiding final Ph.D seminar of researcher Abdul Fatah Daudpoto who presented his research work on the topic “Traditions of Kashikari inPakistan: A case study of Kalhora and Talpur Period” at PakistanStudyCenter on Wednesday. The scholar has completed and delivered his 2 presentations under the supervision of noted scholar Dr. N.A Baloch and after his death the research work was done by researchers under the supervision of Dr. Qamar Jahan Mirza Chairperson of Department of Sindhi.
The Vice Chancellor highlighted important aspects of the research and Bibliography, introduction and chapter of conclusion in Thesis and said that the scholars should follow international standards in their research thesis.
Dr. Mughal while talking about different civilizations pointed out that a fine red brick a slim from normal size is a unique contribution of Sindh which was used 5000 year ago in construction of houses at the Moen Jo Daro and added that the same is in use worldwide in the construction.
He said that the culture is interaction of different culture and art and design go through one civilization to other civilization. He congratulating the research scholar on his wonderful and excellent research and term the research as a dedicated work.
An expert and former Dean of Engineering University Lahore Prof. Dr. Shukat Mahmood in his views said that research of the scholar is very impressing and original work which would be helpful to future researchers. He also raised certain questions and advised the scholar for addition in the thesis. He said that Kashigri was started fromKashanCityofIranwhere the work of Kashigri was started. He also referred Kashigri work in China said that in Lahore there is a 1260 ft long wall that is an a wonder .He appreciated research work and termed it permier source book on Kashigri.
Defending his research work the scholar Mr. Daudpoto said that Kashi is national art of Sindh for decoration of wall surfaces. He said that after occupation of subcontinent in colonial Raj, the indigenous skilled work of arts were come encircle with reclassification of craft. He pointed out that in British Rule art of subcontinent along with Sindh was were declared as a crafts by the colonizers from western world.
He said that Sindh-Pakistan has thousand years longstanding international relations between cultural and economic factors within South Asian history and those relations have significance in this study. He said that migrations of populations across continents, the traffic along trade routes, the mixture of many different languages, the fusion of craft skills, the diffusion of technologies and disciplines have all contributed to forming a subcontinent on an inter-cultural place.
The scholar pointed out that the historian included Sindh Architecture as a part of Mughal Architecture which is an injustice with the history and added that innovations may be originated from the previous practices but the techniques, style, outlook of surface, use of floral, geometrical patterns, motifs in stone or in Kashikari art work here in Sindh is totally different.
He said that it is evident from the collected data, analysis and research that the Kashi is an indigenous way of decoration of wall surfaces in Sindh and added that the practice of Kashigari art was a part of life of the people of Sindh since centuries specially Kalhora dynasty was a golden period of Kashi art and same tradition was continued by Talpur Mir’s in their rule.
He said that in connection with the research he visited 100 monuments, mosques and places inPakistan,IranandUzbekistanand studies 112 books to collect data.
The scholar said that it is revealed through the study that the art of Kashi have sure and solid foundation as an indigenous Sindhian art work in terms of material, availability of minerals, soil, and climate.
He said that Sindhian Kashi has a distinguish diversity in cultural context, aesthetics, medium , color and application of primitive and indigenous technical procedures of non figurative-geometrical and floral patterns for surface decoration in Sindh which availed the peak of aesthetics in Kalhora and Talpur period.