Art and Composite Culture in South Asian History
South Asia brings to mind conflicting images of the glamour of Bollywood and abject poverty. Yet, this vast geographic terrain has a long history of complex political cultures, multivalent religious ideals, and diverse creative expressions. From the birth of Buddhism to contemporary times, "Art and Composite Culture in South Asian History" will explore the cultural mixing, syncretism, and hybridity that shaped South Asia’s pluralistic history. Led by art historians, historians, and museum curators, this interactive program will allow participants to generate the depth and context required to teach South Asian history through its visual arts.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
Ladan Akbarnia; Shane Carter; Sugata Ray; Marika Sardar; Tamara Sears; Cynthia Talbot; Audrey Truschke; Anand V. Taneja
Funded through the Division of Education Programs