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Wednesday, 15th July, 2020

Vidya Dehejia

Vidya Dehejia

Vidya Dehejia is Barbara Stoler Miller Professor of Indian and South Asian Art at Columbia University, and author of a range of books that include The Body Adorned, Discourse in Early Buddhist Art and Yogini Cult and Temples. Currently under publication with Princeton University Press is the set of A.W. Mellon Lectures she presented at the National Gallery, Washington DC, titled 'The Thief who Stole my Heart: The Material Life of Sacred Bronzes from Chola India, 855-1280.' 

Session

How Can the Sacred be Sensuous?

Vidya Dehejia in conversation with William Dalrymple

In the art of the Islam and Christianity, the sensuous is often seen to be opposed to the sacred but this is certainly not the case in Hindu art. Vidya Dehejia, one of India’s most engaging and distinguished art historians, who has written extensively on the body, love and sensuality in Indian art addresses the issue, in conversation with William Dalrymple