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Asia House

8th October - 12th November
Asia House presents The Bagri Foundation Lecture Series, ‘Understanding Hinduism’

Brunei Lecture Theatre, SOAS
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0PD

Time: 6.45-7.45pm
Admission is free

Information: Asia House, tel. 020 7499 1287
http://www.asiahouse.org

The information above applies to the lectures
listed below.

8th October
‘What is Hinduism? Let me count the ways’ by Dr. Arvind Sharma, McGill University, Montreal

15th October
‘The Sacred and the Sensuous - Understanding Hindu Art’ by Dr. Vidya Dehejia, Columbia University, New York

22nd October
‘Hinduism and Politics’
Professor Sudipta Kaviraj, SOAS, London.

29th October
‘Temple Hinduism Today - Modernity and Traditionalism in a South Indian Temple, by Professor Chris J. Fuller, London School of Economics and Political Science

5th November
‘Feminine Power and Hindu Tantra’ by Dr. Madhu Khanna, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi

12th November
‘Gods, Humans and Animals in the Rama yana - Design and Bestial Shadows of Emotions’ by Professor Wendy Doniger, Chicago University



The British Library

Friday 7th November - 7th March 2004
Chinese Printmaking Today
The art of printmaking over the last 20 years in mainland China in a major display of 200 prints. From the collection of the Muban Foundation, London, including work by leading printmakers such as Xu Bing, Chen Qi and Fang Lijun.

Pearson Gallery
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB

Time: Mon, Wed-Fri: 9.30am-6pm, Tue 9.30am-8pm, Sat 9.30am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Admission is free

Information: Beth McKillop, tel. 020 7412 7332, [email protected]
http://www.bl.uk



The British Museum

11th September – 23rd November 2003
Tibetan Legacy - Paintings from the Hahn Kwang-ho Collection
An exhibition of Tibetan banner-paintings, orthang-kas from the private collection of one of the foremost patrons of Asian art, Mr Hahn Kwang-ho CBE. The paintings chosen for exhibition in London include depictions of the Buddha, as well as terrifying protectors of the Buddhist faith and the peaceful encouragers of devotees on the road to Enlightenment.Mandalas, paintings of the Indian teachers of Buddhism and of famous lamas are also included. A handful of the paintings are of medieval date, but the majority date from the 18th and 19th centuries , and come from all regions of Tibet.

The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG
Tel.020 7636 1555

Time: 10am-5.30pm
Admission is free

Information: 020 7323 8423
http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk



Iran Heritage Foundation

13th October – 12th December 2003
Iran in the 21st Century – 12 Photographic Journeys
A photographic exhibition by young Iranian photographers relating to social issues in today’s Iran. In association with SOAS.

Brunei Gallery, SOAS
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Time: Mon – Fri 10am-5pm
Admission is free

Recorded information: tel. 020 7898 4046, [email protected]
Information: Iran Heritage Foundation, tel. 020 7493 4766

13th October – 12th December 2003
Persian Steel – The Tanavoli Collection
Over 1,000 years of steel art, artefacts, weapons, tools and instruments. In association with SOAS.

Brunei Gallery, SOAS
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Time: Mon - Fri 10am-5pm
Admission is free

Recorded information: tel. 020 7898 4046, [email protected]
Information: Iran Heritage Foundation, tel. 020 7493 4766
http://www.iranheritage.org



The Nehru Centre

29th September - 14th November 2003
25 documentury films form an explorative journey into contemporary India.
Issues range from the environment to India’s history. Part of the Great Ark Festival.

The Nehru Centre
8 South Audley Street
London W1K 1HF

Information: tel. 020 7491 3567
http://www.nehrucentre.org



Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art

Current – 19th December 2003
Colours in Chinese Porcelain
The exhibition highlights the meaning of colour as well as the sources of colour in Chinese porcelain

Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art
53 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

Time: Mon-Fri,10.30am-5pm
Admission is free

Information: Tracey Tabansi, tel. 020 7387 3909

17th June – 22nd December 2003
Song Ceramics - Objects of Admiration
Song ceramics were made in the period 10th-13th century and are renowned for their beauty and simplicity

Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art
53 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

Time: Mon-Fri,10.30am-5pm
Admission is free

Information: Tracey Tabansi, tel. 020 7387 3909
http://www.soas.ac.uk



Victoria & Albert Museum

Until December 2003
Contemporary Japanese Textiles
This display explores the work of a number of leading Japanese textile artists, who look to historical practices as the starting point for the creation of modern designs.

Textiles Gallery
Victoria & Albert Museum.
Cromwell Road, South Kensington
London SW7 2RL

Time: 10am-5.45pm daily, 10am-10pm Wednesdays and the last Friday of the month.
Admission is free

Information: tel. 020 7942 2000
http://www.vam.ac.uk


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