Examples such as Kolam, Vidukathaigal, Paraiattam, and traditional symbols and motifs found in heritage buildings were discussed. The aim was to understand their origin and the societal norms imposed upon them. Traditions such as kolam involve a lot of precision and calculation but have been categorised as something that only women do. As a result of which, our overarching aim was to introduce the students to these various knowledge systems and subsequently, the concept of maintenance and management and the need to preserve intangible heritage along with the tangible.
â Awareness of the fact that heritage traverses beyond the bounds of gender, language, community and caste.
â Understanding of the need to preserve and conserve heritage of all forms.