OLLI 237 INDIA: CULTURE, TRADITIONS AND GANDHI
Join us for an exploration of the rich cultural diversity of India. Each week we will engage in interactive sessions with guest presenters including musicians, dancers, artists and scholars from the Indian sub-continent. Come listen to musicians trained in the classical and folk music traditions of India and see classical Indian dance. Specially invited artists will provide demonstrations to add to your appreciation of these art forms. Other speakers will introduce the lives of Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore, as well as bring an understanding of the origins of Indian languages, which vary from state to state and even village to village. Class members will also be offered tastes of India, with food samples. Each session will add a new layer of culture and tradition.
Indian Sculpture: A Study of Shiva Iconography:
Dr. S. Selvin Kumar earned his PhD in history from Madurai Kamaraj University, where he taught as a lecturer in medieval history. He has authored books on the cultural history of India and specifically on the history of Madurai. In the US he has worked to promote the study of Tamil culture through the International Tamil University and he provides educational service and philanthropy in India and abroad.