Lecture Event Spotlights South Asian Culture, Art


A new lecture event will spotlight the art, culture, politics and history of South Asia.

The event, slated for 1-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in the Central Library Sixth Floor parlor, will feature a half-dozen UT Arlington faculty members offering insights and research on people groups on the other side of the globe. Topics include a look at Buddhist art, tourism, tribal politics and Indian comic books.

Archana Verma, a senior fellow in India’s Ministry of Culture, will deliver a keynote lecture, “Ways of Studying Art History: South Asia and the World,” at 3 p.m. A reception and book signing will follow. Verma is also the founding editor of South Asian Arts, a journal highlighting cultural expressions in South Asia.

The event is sponsored by the McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Additional sponsors include the Anthropology Club, Indian Cultural Council and Lambda Alpha, the Anthropology honors society.


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