Our special exhibition Tantra: enlightenment to revolution (24 September – 24 January 2021) is available to book. Advanced booking is required for everyone including Members.
From its inception to the present day, Tantra has challenged religious, cultural and political norms around the world.
A philosophy that emerged in India around the 6th century, Tantra has been linked to successive waves of revolutionary thought, from its early transformation of Hinduism and Buddhism, to the Indian fight for independence and the rise of 1960s counterculture.
The birth of Tantra
The rise of Tantra in India
The spread of Tantra across Asia
Tantra and India's royal courts
Tantra and revolution in colonial India
Tantra and global counterculture