Tattoos & Taboos

Viren Swami, Sanjukta Basu and Moranngam Khaling in conversation with Prachi Gupta

The conversation examines body art as a living tradition, and unpacks the changing nature of contemporary tattoo culture in India, from a subversive act to a socially acceptable form of expression. In addition, this discussion looks at the cultural representation and appropriation of tribal/folk motifs, designs and patterns in the mainstream tattoo culture. 

The session features Moranngam Khaling  (the founder of Headhunters Ink and Godna Gram – The Tatoo Village), Viren Swami (Professor of Social Psychology,Anglia Ruskin University) and Sanjukta Basu (photographer of the Women with Tattoos series) in conversation with Prachi Gupta (Archivist at MAP, Bangalore)

This talk is in collaboration with Bangalore International Centre, BIC.

Speaker Profile
Moranngam Khaling
Viren Swami
Sanjukta Basu
Prachi Gupta (Moderator)

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