The Journey Within
Tickets: $10 / Free to Members
2008, India, Benoy K. Behl, 25 min.
The Journey Within takes us into the world of the early rock-cut caves of western India. The sites covered include the Bhaja Caves, Pitalkhora Caves, Bedsa Caves, Kondavane Caves, Karle Caves, Junnar Caves, Kanheri Caves and early Ajanta Caves (2nd century BCE – 1st century CE).
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Doris Meth Srinivasan
This series of films by Benoy K. Behl is the first that depicts all of the ancient Buddhist sites of India as well as other Asian countries. The story of the Buddha and of the development of Buddhism is traced through the art and architecture of over one hundred major monuments. The series is presented as a complement to the new exhibition From India East.
About the Speaker
Doris Meth Srinivasan is a Research Professor at the Center of India Studies at SUNY – Stony Brook. Her research focuses on religions and art of South Asia particularly early Hinduism and Buddhism. Dr. Srinivasan has authored over 80 publications including On the Cusp of an Era: Art in the Pre-Kusana World and Many Heads, Arms and Eyes: Origin, Meaning and Form of Multiplicity in Indian Art. She was selected as the Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History by the University of Memphis and has been honored by the American Institute of Indian Studies, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Getty Foundation. Dr. Srinivasan received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.