16 Mar 2020
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
British Museum, Great Russell Street,
London, WC1B 3DG
Live screening of an exclusive lecture for Members.
Explore the radical force that transformed the religious, cultural and political landscape of India and beyond.
A philosophy originating in medieval India, Tantra has been linked to successive waves of revolutionary thought, from the Indian fight for independence to the rise of 1960s counterculture. Elements of Tantric philosophy can be found across Asia’s diverse cultures but it remains largely unknown – or misrepresented – in the West.
The exhibition showcases extraordinary objects from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tibet, Japan, the UK and USA, from the seventh century AD to the present, and includes masterpieces of sculpture, painting, prints and ritual objects. This lecture gives an exciting sneak preview of the upcoming exhibition Tantra: enlightenment to revolution.
This lecture includes a complimentary drink. Please note that this is a live relay screening of the lecture that will be taking place in the BP Lecture Theatre.