Hindu and Buddhist Iconography in the Western Himalayas
How does one understand Hindu and Buddhist Iconography? what are the salient features? What symbolism stories do Iconographic elements convey?
Learn about Hindu and Buddhist motifs, and Iconography in the Western Himalayas. How motifs and Iconography reveal to us about cognition, symbolism, society, and the past. We will be examining Iconography of two major religions of the Western Himalayas.
- Ability to differentiate between different iconographic feature
- Analysis of sculptural elements and motifs
- An understanding of the evolution of Hindu and Buddhist iconography in the Western Himalayas
Recommended for archaeologists, anthropologists, architects, architectural historians, art historians and just about anyone who wants to know about Himalayan art and Iconography.
- Sonali Gupta LL.B., Ph.D. (UCLA) specializes in Archaeology and has worked for nearly a decade in Egypt, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. She is an anthropological archaeologist and has led the first international field school in India under her project “Myth and Reality in the Himalayas.” She has taught at UCLA, the National Museum, New Delhi, and her Institute of which she is the Founding Director, the Himalayan Institute of Cultural & Heritage Studies, situated in Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh. Her core area of research is cultural transmission of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage. She has various projects in collaboration with Flinders University, Institute of Field Research, University of Delhi and, the Archaeological Survey of India
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For the Middle Himalaya course, students get assignments and are graded as well.
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