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Art History's Vidya Dehejia Examines Portrayal of Human Body in India's Artistic Tradition, November 19

Vidya Dehejia, Barbara Stoler Miller Professor of Indian and South Asian Art, will offer a lecture on India's artistic tradition on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:00 p.m. in the Faculty Room in Low Library. The lecture, entitled "The Sensuous and the Sacred: Within Common Boundaries," examines the human body as a recurring theme in India's artistic tradition and explores the manner in which the sensuous and the sacred coexist within the same boundaries. She will show that this juxtaposition is crucial to an understanding of India's art.

Dehejia is the author of 20 books and numerous articles on topics ranging from Common Era Buddhist sculpture and the art of British India to the esoteric temples of north India and the sacred images of the South. She draws on an intimate knowledge of India's cultures, languages, religions and history to pursue a contextual study of art, artists, patrons and priests.

To attend the lecture, RSVP to Sophie Deprez (212) 870-2380, or sfd2001@columbia.edu.

Published: Nov 19, 2002
Last modified: Nov 18, 2002

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