Sensing India: corporeality and ritual in Indian traditions

For the modern West, India often represents a mystical landscape of quiet wisdom, meditation, and sensual detachment from the world. However, the ritual life in India engages the human body at all levels of the senses. Here, colors, sounds, tastes, and smells mediate contact with the divine in ways that are often quite distant from Western notions of spirituality.

The exhibition presents photographs that highlight the everyday, physical experience of various Indian traditions. The photographs were taken by staff and students of the Department for the Study of Religions at the Faculty of Arts, MU in India between 2003 and 2019. There is also an online version available.

The event is part of the celebration of the centenary of the beginning of teaching at the Faculty of Arts.

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