The Second Jehangir Sabavala Memorial Lecture By Rustom Bharucha

Elizabeth Prendiville shares a brief note on a talk with Rustom Bharucha this past weekend.

 New York: On October 4th The Jehangir Sabavala Foundation presented its second edition of an ongoing memorial lectures series. The lecture focused on the relationship between Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and Japanese art historian and curator Okakura Tenshin. The talk was conducted and monitored by esteemed writer, cultural critic and director, Rustom Bharucha. Bharucha has authored several books on cultural exchange and globalization.

The lecture took place at The Visitors Centre in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Fort in Mumbai.

We look forward to announcing more details from this event as it breaks.

Indian Art Circle 2013/14 Lecture Program

Ambika Rajgopal of Saffronart shares a note on the upcoming series of lectures at SOAS.

London: Department of Art & Archaeology of the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, kick starts the Indian Art Circle lecture series starting on the 3rd October 2013. This monthly seminar spans over the year and provides a cohesive and comprehensive look into the visual culture of India.

The series goes right up to June 2014 and hosts a number of notable speakers. Some of the speakers include Richard Blurton, Curator of South and Southeast Asia at the British Museum and Jerry Losty, Curator Emeritus at the British Library.

With lectures on topics as diverse as ‘Kerala’s Guruvayur Temple’, ‘The Iconography of the Ass-Riding Goddess in Hindu Myths of Chaos, Misfortune and Disease’ and ‘North-Indian (kundan) goldsmithing’, this lecture series hopes to enlighten and inform those interested about Indian visual practice.

The first lecture in the series commences on the 3rd of October 2013 and will be Pepita Seth’s ‘Heaven on earth: The Universe of Kerala’s Guruvayur Temple’ at Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London.

All meetings will be followed by reception.

Indian Art Circle logo. Image Credit: IAC, SOAS

Indian Art Circle logo. Image Credit: IAC, SOAS


Thursday 3 October

Pepita Seth (Independent Scholar, Kerala)

Heaven on earth: The Universe of Kerala’s Guruvayur Temple

Khalili Lecture Theatre – 7 pm

**Please note that this lecture will take place in the lecture theatre on the Lower ground floor of the Main SOAS Building, opposite the Brunei Gallery

Wednesday 6 November

Dr Konrad Seitz (Independent Scholar)

Orchha not Mandu, 1592 not 1634: A revolutionary view of ‘Malwa’ Painting

B102 – 6.30pm

Wednesday 4 December

Dr Fabrizio Ferrari (Professor of Religious Studies, University of Chester)

The Iconography of the Ass-Riding Goddess in Hindu Myths of Chaos, Misfortune and Disease

B111 – 6.30pm

Wednesday 15 January

Saskia Konniger (Associate Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden)

The Hidden Garden: North-Indian (kundan) goldsmithing, the repositioning of a craft in the face of past and present global dynamics.

B104 – 7 pm

Wednesday 12 February

To be confirmed

B104 – 7 pm

Wednesday 5 March

Professor Adam Hardy (Professor of Asian Architecture, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University)

The Temples of Ashapuri: resurrecting a Pratihara/Paramara site in Madhya Pradesh

B104 – 7 pm

Wednesday 2 April

Richard Blurton (Curator, South and Southeast Asia, British Museum)

Some further thoughts on the image of Shiva Nataraja

B104 – 6.30 pm

Wednesday 7 May

Jerry Losty (Curator Emeritus, British Library)

The 16th Annual Toby Falk Memorial Lecture

Codex Casanatense 1889: an Indian 16th century album in a Roman library

B102 – 6.30 pm

Wednesday 4 June

Laxshmi Greaves (PhD student, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University)

A series of figurative terracotta panels from the Gupta period Śiva temple at Ahichhatra, Uttar Pradesh.

B104 – 6.30 pm

For further information about the lecture series, please visit the IAC website.

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