For the Love of Land

Recently heard a talk by newly appointed Assistant Professor of South Asian Art at UC Berkeley, Sugata Ray. Excellent discussion of pilgrimage maps at Vrindavan and various ways to read them textually, spiritually, historically, and pictorially. Loved the undulating roads on a couple of the maps and thinking about the possibilities and problematics of imagining the entire landscape as the body of Krishna. Great stuff!


The event was hosted by the Center for South Asia Studies (CSAS) and the Townsend Working Group on Asian Art and Visual Culture. A podcast of the talk should be available soon at the CSAS website.

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