Recent Events

SACHI at the Bay Area Book Festival

Date:   Sunday, May - 05, 2019
Time:   12.45 p.m.-1.45 p.m.
Location:   San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way & Allston Way. Berkeley, CA.

SACHI (Society for Art & Cultural Heritage of India) in partnership with the Bay Area Book Festival , invites you to:

Season: An Interview with Nik Sharma

Nik Sharma is the beloved curator of the award-winning food blog “A Brown Table.” In “Season,” his stunning new book, he shares a treasury of ingredients, techniques, and flavors that combine in a way that’s both familiar and completely unexpected. These are recipes that have journeyed from India by way of the American South to California. Though the dishes will take home cooks and their guests by surprise, there’s nothing intimidating here. “Season,” like Nik, welcomes everyone to the table. Nik Sharma will be interviewed by Sandhya Dirk, race and equity reporter at KQED Public Radio and editor of KQED’s upcoming podcast, Truth Be Told, an advice show for, and by people of color.

Please Note: Lunchtime Serenade with Isheeta Ganguly has been CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances. We regret the inconvenience.


Modern Indian Buddhist Art and Architecture: Tea and Conversation with Dr. Padma Maitland

Date:   Saturday, May - 11, 2019
Time:   3.30 p.m.-5.30 p.m.
Location:   Home Event in Los Altos Hills

Enjoy a Special SACHI Afternoon with Cantor Arts Center Curator Padma Maitland over Tea and Conversation

Dr. Padma D. Maitland will be pleased to share some of his recent research projects on Modern Indian Buddhist art and architecture. In discussing India’s modern Buddhist landscape, Padma Maitland will explore the constellation of new Buddhist sites constructed in India since the 1930s. These include modern vihars in New Delhi and Varanasi, a memorial to the traveler Xuanzang in Nalanda, and the recent construction of Dalit monuments in Nagpur, Mumbai, and Lucknow.

Padma D. Maitland is the recently appointed Patrick J. J. Maveety Assistant Curator of Asian Art at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. His research focuses on transnational Buddhist networks and their impact on modern art, architecture, and literature in Europe, the United Staes, and Asia.