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Thief Who Stole My Heart: The Material Life Of Sacred Bronzes From Chola India, C.855-1280

31 Jan - 2 Feb '19 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Image : Queen Sembiyan Mahadevi as Uma, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

In this illustrated seminar series, Vidya Dehejia discusses the graceful luminous sculptures of high copper content created by artists of Chola India, treating them as tangible objects that interact in a concrete way with human activities and socio-economic practices. She asks questions of this material that have never been asked before so that these sensuous portrayals of the divine gain their full meaning through a critical study of information captured via a variety of lenses.

Day 1
• Gods on Parade: Sacred Forms of Copper
• Shiva as “Victor of Three Forts”: Battling for Empire, 855-955

Day 2
• Portrait of a Queen: Patronage of Dancing Shiva, c. 941-1002
• An 11th century Master: Ten Thousand Pearls Adorn a Bronze

Day 3
• Chola Obsession with Sri Lanka & the Silk Route of the Sea in the 11th and 12th centuries
• Worship in Uncertain Times: The Secret Burial of Bronzes in 1310.

Registration: Rs 3000/-
(Rs.1500 with Student ID)


Vidya Dehejia

Vidya Dehejia is Barbara Stoler Miller Professor of Indian Art at Columbia University. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the President of India for exceptional contribution to art and education. Dehejia has also been appointed to the Mario Miranda Visiting Research Professorship at the Goa University. Over the years her work has ranged from Buddhist art of the centuries BC to the esoteric temples of North India, and from the sacred bronzes of South India to art under the British Raj.


Registration Fees: Rs. 3000/-



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