Presented by Sushma Jansari, Tabor Foundation Curator, South Asia Collections, British Museum

The Kama Sutra is one of the world’s best-known, yet most misunderstood texts. The Sanskrit work, written some 2,000 years before Fifty Shades of Grey, can hardly be typecast as a book about sex.

This lecture dispels the stereotypes associated with the Kama Sutra. At the same time, it explores the role and representation of women in ancient India by decoding some of the most important and beautiful sculptures and reliquaries from archaeological sites across South Asia. A reception follows.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:30 p.m.

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