Sex In Stone: An interactive talk on the Khajuraho temples busts many myths

“The ancient temples of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh have long been associated with images of erotica. Though only five percent of the sculptures in Khaujraho are erotic in nature, their overpowering presence engulfs the rest of the striking structures in plebian discourse. Scholarly debate has dubbed these temples as religious, stately and representative of daily life in equal measure over the years, but these alternative interpretations are often overlooked. MAP (Museum of Art & Photography) Bengaluru chose to shine a light on these lesser-known theories addressing the Khajuraho temples, through an interesting virtual talk organised as part of their MAP Talks series. Entitled ‘Sex in Stone’, the event was in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality (CSGS), Ashoka University.”

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