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Professor-Emeritus of Art History and South Asian Studies at Davidson College

Date & Time

Monday 23 Sep 2019

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Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

During the reign of the Cholas of Tamil Nadu (ca. 850-1250) numerous temples were constructed. Inscriptions on the walls of many of those temples record the gifts of bronze images of deities and endowments to maintain them. However, now very few temples have any of those images. The talk, in light of the subsequent history of the region, attempts to provide answers to their fate and disputes some popular assumptions about their disappearance.

Speakers

I Job Thomas

Professor-Emeritus of Art History and South Asian Studies at Davidson College

Job Thomas was born in Nazereth, Tirunelveli and studied in St.Johns College Palayamkottai and Madras Christian College and at the University of Michigan.  His first job at the Madras Museum instilled in him a passion for Art history. He left for U S on a Fulbright grant and completed his doctoral studies under Dr. Walter Spink. He joined Davidson College as its Director of  South Asian Studies Programme.