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DHI Book Chat: In Andal’s Garden, by Archana Venkatesan

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DHI Book Chat: In Andal’s Garden, by Archana Venkatesan
March 8, 2017 12:00 pm
March 8, 2017 1:00 pm
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Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 228 Voorhies

Archana Venkatesan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Religious Studies at UC Davis, presents her book In Andal’s Garden: Art, Ornament and Devotion in Srivilliputtur.

In Andal’s Garden takes the reader to Srivilliputtur to explore Andal’s temple, her visualization in painting, sculpture, festival ritual and performance, and the history and sacred landscape of southern Tamil Nadu under the Pandyas and later Nayakas of Madurai. In combining the architectural, literary and theological, this book offers up possibilities of new, interdisciplinary ways of seeing the temple as a living, changing and dynamic space.

About Book Chats: The UC Davis Humanities Institute presents a lunchtime series celebrating the intellectual and artistic endeavors of UC Davis faculty. Book Chats feature a faculty member presenting a recently completed publication, performance, or recording. Through the series we aim to highlight the breadth and depth of our extraordinary collective work.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: Becky Wilson, rjwilson@ucdavis.edu

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