Enrollment: Unlimited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/07
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions
Romantic poetry was considered the supreme form of aesthetics in ancient Indian literature. Strikingly uninhibited in their content and intensity, the works of poets such as Bhartrhari, Kalidasa, and Jayadeva are unparalleled in their sublime expression of love which provide deep insight into ancient Indian society, culture, and relationships in general. In addition, a brief background in Indian aesthetics would be provided to help in understanding the literary works and the sensibilities of the era under study; paintings inspired from the above-mentioned love poetry would be shown and discussed
Students would be encouraged to create original works on their own deriving inspiration from the works studied in the class. The final session will take place in the Indian Art Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Comments from IAP 2011-12 students: "...very engaging and dynamic...what a wonderful way to learn Indian culture...drew us in immediately...very stimulating...beautiful...moving"
Shekhar Shastri is an entrepreneur, poet, and filmmaker and is a Director of Meru Education Foundation, which produces educational programs on the arts and culture of India. He writes poetry and plays in Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, and English. He has produced four films, one of which was nominated for a National award in India. To register, please email: email@example.com
Sponsor(s): Mechanical Engineering
Contact: Shekhar Shastri, firstname.lastname@example.org
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