Sacred Love: The Gitgovinda of Jayadeva

<p>Sacred Love: The&nbsp;<em>Gitgovinda</em>&nbsp;of Jayadeva</p>
(Detail) Himachal Pradesh, 18C, Krishna and Radha making love in the forest, showing a very physical expression of the desire for the divine and mortal to merge


The 12th century Indian Gitagovinda (Song to God) is an extended poem celebrating the love between
Radha and Krishna. It works as an allegory for the love between the human soul and god, a description of
the Hindu path of ecstatic devotion (bakti) and has had a profound influence on the diverse arts of India,
from miniature painting through to 21st century Bollywood. 

Dr Julian Droogan has a PhD in the Study of Religions from the University of Sydney and is a Senior
Lecturer at the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie University, where he works
on issues of culture and extremism. His academic background encompasses South Asian studies, the
anthropology of religion, and archaeology. He is a regular speaker at the Art Gallery of NSW and leads
study tours to South and Central Asia and the Middle East.


When: Monday 2nd August, 2021  5:30 - 6:30 pm

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: Members $10; Non-members $15. This lecture is a part of our Asian Classics Through Art lecture series, so if you have already purchased a ticket for the whole series,  you do not need to purchase another ticket for this lecture.

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Monday, 2nd August, 2021 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm