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During 2-4 November 2012, seven students from the Army Public School, Bangalore went on the first part of a field study project.
The subject of their study is the river Kaveri. They looked at how Kaveri is more than just a body of flowing water. They looked at Kaveri's historical, cultural, and other importance.
In this part of their study, they studied the river from its origin (Talakaveri) through Bhagamandala, Mysore, Srirangapattana, and Mandya. They engaged with Kaveri as goddess and Mother for the Kodavas, the giver of plenty for farmers downstream, the strategic river that shaped histories of the region, the importance of the Sri Ranganatha temple as the first of three Ranganatha kshetras (holy places), and so on.
The next part of their study will take them to Srirangam (Thiruchchirapalli), Thanjavur, and Poompuhar (where one tributary meets the Bay of Bengal). In this part, they will connect Kaveri with history, architecture, sculpture, Karnataka music ("Carnatic" music), Bharatanatyam, agriculture, and so on.
After they finish the study, they will present a multi-media report that will include many types of expression (oral, written, digital, song, poetry, hymns, etc.) for their peers at their school and elsewhere.
Such trips will be available through TIIGS (http://tiigs.org) in autumn of 2013. If you would like to organize such a trip for your school or group contact us at email@example.com