Humanities West presentsIndia Rising: Tradition Meets Modernity

Humanities West presents
India Rising: Tradition Meets Modernity
February 27-28, 2009
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

India’s artists, in pace with their country’s rapid modernization, have adopted many contemporary techniques. Yet past traditions remain strong. Familiar themes and modern modes of expression interplay with fruitful creative tension. Abstract and surrealist artists incorporate images of legendary gods and heroes in their work, and musicians create exciting new sounds in collaboration with Western jazz and classical performers. Literature and cinema with rural village scenes compete with others featuring urban landscapes, Indian-American cultural fusion, and the seductive joys of Bollywood. The result: unique new delights for the eye, the ear, and the spirit.

In Partnership with the Center for South Asia Studies, University of California Berkeley and the Music Department, University of California Santa Cruz.
SACHI is a Cooperating Partner with Humanities West

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