Newsletter, September 2023

Upcoming Lecture Season

Join the the DHF for another season of stimulating talks–we hope to see you in Bengaluru over the winter months. Save these dates and additional details will follow.

Celebrating John Fritz
An illustrated talk by George Michell will discuss John Fritz’s contribution to the study of Hampi. Jointly presented by the DHF, The international Music and Arts Society, and the Bangalore International Centre.
Date: 18 December 2023
Location: Bangalore International Centre auditorium, Bengaluru
Time: 6.30 pm

Panel Discussion on the new Mysuru and Srirangapattana Guidebook
Date: 17 January 2024
Location: Museum of Art and Photography auditorium, Bengaluru
Time: 6.30 pm

Book Launch and Illustrated Talk by George Michell on the Mysuru and Srirangapattana Guidebook
Date: 18 January 2024
Location: Bangalore International Centre auditorium, Bengaluru
Time: 6.30 pm

Deccan Heritage in the News

The impressive Hoysala-period temples at Belur, Halebid, and Somanathapur in Karnataka have recently been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites as examples of ‘outstanding sacred architecture’.  Before UNESCO recognised them, however, these temples have long been celebrated. Learn more about these 12th-13th century sites, and how to visit them, with the DHF Guidebook on The Hoysala Legacy.

A groundbreaking exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art features spectacular loans from a range of newly explored archaeological sites in the Deccan, reframing how we think about the  development of Buddhist art. Tree & Serpent: Early Buddhist Art in India, 200 BCE–400 CE runs until 13 November 2023 and is a must for all aficionados of the Deccan. For those wanting a deeper dive into the subject, the Met is hosting a 2-day symposium, open to the public. The keynote lecture is presented by Gregory Schopen, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles. Register here for the program on Friday, September 29 or here for Saturday, September 30.