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JAN Onwards
Indian Aesthetics
Thief Who Stole My Heart:
Vidya Dehejia
08
FEB
Criticism & Theory
Two Sides of the same Coin
Mirjam Brusius
11
FEB Onwards
Buddhist Aesthetics
Buddhism in southern Andhra
Richard Blurton
25
MAR Onwards
Buddhist Aesthetics
Western Himalayan Art
Christian Luczanits

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JAN
Islamic Aesthetics
The Global Muṣḥ af: Visual Identity,
Simon Rettig
 

Visiting Scholars @ JP

Ashish Avikunthak

Ashish Avikunthak is a prominent prayoga artist who has been making films in India since the mid-nineties. His films have been shown worldwide in film festivals, galleries and museums, notable among them: Tate Modern, London; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Santiniketan, West Bengal, along with several leading international film festivals. His short film Kalighat Fetish won the Best Documentary Award in 2001 at the Tampere Film Festival, Finland and his first feature film Nirakar Chhaya had its world premtyiere at the Locarno Film Festival in 2007 and it went on to win the Best Director and the Best Actress at Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, New York in 2008. Avikunthak has a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Stanford University and has taught earlier at Yale University. He now teaches at the University of Rhode Island, USA.

 
 
 
 
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