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Attention Ticket Holders: Please note that there will be an increase of traffic tomorrow due to the Red Sox World Series game and President Obama’s speech at Fanueil Hall. Please plan accordingly and allow for extra travel time.

 

Ananda Coomaraswamy Annual Lecture

Richard Blurton, curator, Department of Asia, British Museum

The image of the Hindu god Shiva dancing in a ring of flames is one of the most widely recognized symbols of India. Discover its origins in ancient sculpture and hear how its religious, political, and cultural meanings have evolved. Today, dancing Shiva has come to stand for India itself, appearing everywhere from the walls of Hindu temples to the stage of India’s version of Dancing with the Stars.

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