The Maritime History
Society (MHS) under the aegis of the Western Naval Command, organised an
intellectually stimulating two day seminar on the theme, ‘Indian Maritime
Wisdom’ on 05 & 06 October 2017.
This seminar is the Thirty- Eighth edition of
a long running series that began in 1980 and the inaugural session was held at
the INHS Asvini Auditorium, Near RC Church, Colaba in South Mumbai.
The Chairman of
MHS, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in- Chief, Western
Naval Command, set the tone in his inaugural address by capturing the essence
of India’s Maritime Heritage as an essential knowledge scape for any mariner
interested in the cause of National Maritime Resurgence. Admiral Arun Prakash
(Retd) in his keynote address raised critical questions of the research into
our maritime past towards acquiring a seafaring outlook. The seminar covered
its content in four working sessions anchored on the sub-themes of
Shipbuilding, Navigational Techniques, Cartography & Hydrography and Evolution
of Maritime Law.