Tantra: enlightenment to revolution (live screening)
This live screening event of a lecture takes place in the BP Lecture Theatre. The exclusive lecture for Members led by Dr Imma Ramos will take place in the Stevenson Lecture Theatre and is sold out.
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 there is a live relay screening of the lecture that will be taking place in the BP Lecture Theatre.
Pictured: detail from two Nath yoginis, North India, Mughal, about 1750. ©The Trustees of the British Museum