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NOV Onwards
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Postcolonial Theory
Rohit Goel
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DEC Onwards
Criticism & Theory
Who is afraid of Mimesis?
Parul Dave Mukherji
09
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Yoga and Tantra
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Christopher Key Chapple
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DEC
Criticism & Theory
What is this ‘populism’?
Akeel Bilgrami
16
DEC
Criticism & Theory
​“Why Is Trump So Enjoyable?”
William Mazzarella
03
JAN Onwards
Islamic Aesthetics
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Avinoam Shalem
06
JAN
Islamic Aesthetics
Sufi and Sultans
Helen Philon
08
JAN
Islamic Aesthetics
Poetry’s Place
Will Kwiatkowski
09
JAN
Islamic Aesthetics
Aesthetics of the Sacred in Persian Poet
Various
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JAN
Islamic Aesthetics
God’s Unruly Friends
Ahmet T. Karamustafa
11
JAN Onwards
Islamic Aesthetics
Art and Islamic Numismatics
Shailendra Bhandare
18
JAN
Yoga and Tantra
Killing Ascetics
William Pinch
19
JAN Onwards
Indian Aesthetics
Raw Unfired Clay Sculpture
Susan S Bean
08
FEB Onwards
Buddhist Aesthetics
Buddhist Heritage at the Crossroads

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Jnanapravaha
Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg, Fort, Mumbai - 400001. India.
E-mail: to.jnanapravaha@gmail.com, info@jp-india.org
Tel      : +91-22-2207 2974 / 2207 2975
Landmark: We are next to Cathedral Middle School, in the lane opposite J.B.Petit School.

 

 
 

Monumentality in Early Buddhist Art

20 - 25 Jul '17 6.30 pm
 
 

Image: Avukana Buddha, near Kekirawa in North Central Sri Lanka.

This lecture series will explore early Buddhist art from South Asia from a new vantage point: the focus will be placed on monuments and monumentality. Agency and patronage, materiality and workmanship, placement and size, meaning and collective memory all contribute to highlight the nature of monumentality in art across different cultural experiences. This lecture series will present a variety of case studies spanning from Ashokan pillars to stupas, to colossal Buddha
and huge Sri Lankan monasteries and images, in an effort to map the defining aspects of Buddhist monumentality.

Jul 20: Buddhist Art and Monumentality: A New Approach
Jul 21: Buddhist art, Cultural Identity and Memory: The Stupa
Jul 22: Monumentality and Landscape: The Buddhist caves in Western Deccan
Jul 24: Monumentality and Size: The Colossal Images of the Buddha from the Northwest of the Indian
Subcontinent to Sri Lanka.
Jul 25: Monastic Monumentality: The Buddhist Mahaviharas

Registrations open at the Jnanapravaha Mumbai office. For more information, please email us at info@jp-india.org

 
 
 

Pia Brancaccio

Pia Brancaccio teaches at the Department of Art and Art History, Drexel University, Philadelphia. Her research focuses on Buddhist art from South Asia, where she has traveled extensively. She has also done significant work on topics dealing with art and multiculturalism in the ancient world. Her publications include The Buddhist Caves at Aurangabad: Transformation in Art and Religion, and Gandharan Buddhism: Archaeology, Art and Text (as co-editor).

 
 
 

Registration Fees: Rs. 4000/-

 
 
 
 
 

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Jnanapravaha
Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg,
Fort, Mumbai - 400001. India.
Tel: +91-22-2207 2974 / 2207 2975.
Fax: +91-22-2207 2976.
Email: to.jnanapravaha@gmail.com,
info@jp-india.org

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