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India's Greatest Story: A brief introduction to the Mahabharata

16th May 2012, 19:30 to 21:15, Room EH009, Elvet Hill House, Elvet Hill, Durham
Friends of the Oriental Museum lecture by Dr Brian Black, Lancaser University.
In the Oriental Museum in Durham there is a 16th century manuscript depicting a scene from the Mahabharata.
What is going on in this scene? What is the Mahabharata? What is its importance within Hinduism and Indian culture? What is the relevance of the Mahabharata in India today?

Join Brian Black, lecturer in religious studies at Lancaster University, to get to know the story behind a treasured artefact in Durham's Oriental Museum.

This lecture is free and open to all. No booking required.

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