BANGALORE: “There is a need to explore the history of business.
Business works closely with archaeology,” said Dr C A Somashekarappa, Registrar, Karnataka Folklore University.
He was speaking at a National Conference on ‘Ancient Sciences and Archaeology and History of Indian Business’ organised by Acharya Bangalore B School (ABBS) in association with Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage here on Saturday.
The theme of the conference was to establish a synergy between various sciences, Vedas, archaeology and its allied disciplines for the welfare of humanity at large and business in particular.
Lamenting that many business studies do not find time to look back at the history of business, its sociocultural and economic arrangements in the society, Somashekarappa said, “Business cannot go in isolation.
So there is a need for business historians to take into cognizance the methodical approach from streams like Sociology, Anthropology and Archaeology.” Business has to be understood in its historical perspective.
Business is an integral arrangement of human society and history of human sciences cannot be understood without archaeology, Somashekarappa added.
Also speaking at the conference, Prof Dr Bhashyam Swamiji, Director, Academy of Sanskrit Research, Melukote urged the government to impart knowledge of archaeological sciences at school level.
Dr H R Venkatesha, convenor, organising committee, Acharya Bangalore B School (ABBS) said that the treasure house of history has to be tapped for better competitive management practices.
Many delegates from various parts of the country participated in the conference and presented their papers.
Neela Manjunath, Commissioner, Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage also participated in the conference