15. June 2023

Lecture by Julia Hegewald on "Jaina Culture in South India" Julia Hegewald's Lecture at Ashmolean Musem: JAINA CULTURE IN SOUTH INDIA

at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Exciting Announcement! BCDSS Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Julia Hegewald will deliver the 53rd William Cohn Lecture at the Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford).

Hegewald_Julia © Barbara Frommann
Download all images in original size The impression in connection with the service is free, while the image specified author is mentioned.

Her lecture on "Jaina Culture in South India: Dominance, Dependence and Endurance" will be held on June 16, 2023 at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Prof. Dr. Julia Hegewald will discuss the impressive culture and splendid artistic remains of the Jaina religious group in Karnataka, South India.

Jainism, an ancient religion parallel to Buddhism, flourished during the early centuries CE. Under several royal dynasties, Jainism attained the status of a state religion, leading to the establishment of numerous temple sites.

However, in the 12th century CE, internal changes within Jainism and the emergence of new religious groups posed significant challenges, leading to the active persecution of the Jainas. Despite facing adversity, the Jainas not only endured but also continue to thrive as an active force, producing awe-inspiring sculptural and temple art.


Jaina Art
Jaina Art © Julia Hegewald
Jaina Art
Jaina Art © Julia Hegewald
Wird geladen