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The Art of Dress in Modern India

From an IU India Studies Press Release:

The Indiana University India Studies Program Presents:

The Art of Dress in Modern India

A faculty lecture by
Pravina Shukla
Associate Professor of Folklore
Indiana University

Pravina Shukla is Associate Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University, where she teaches courses on dress, adornment, and body art, museums, food, and material culture. Her museum experience has included working at the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, California, and at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York City. Two research topics that have interested her, resulting in extensive fieldwork, exhibitions, and publications, are: carnival costumes in Brazil, and dress and body adornment in India. She is the author of The Grace of Four Moons: Dress, Adornment and the Art of the Body in Modern India (Indiana University Press, 2008.) Her current research topic is on the various cultural uses of costumes.

Two-time winner of the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, Professor Shukla has lectured on material culture, dress and adornment within the United States, and also in India, Bangladesh, Canada, and Israel.

Friday, November 7th at 5:30 pm

India Studies House, 825 East 8th Street (Corner of 8th and Woodlawn)

Free and open to the public

For more information, contact the India Studies Program


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