Middle School (6-8),High School (9-12),College and Beyond
What are often thought of as “Indian” art and culture spread not only throughout the modern nation of India but also through Pakistan and Bangladesh. This huge area was never politically unified except under British colonial rule (1858–1947). Learn more.
This selection of resources unpacks main ideas, stories, and practices of Buddhism and Hinduism in South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas, both historically and today. All selections compliment the Buddhism and Hinduism in Art: Gods, Demons, and Avatars school tour at the Asian Art Museum.
Benoy K. Behl's documentary, Ramayana: The Greatest Epic, takes one to India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal and Indonesia to document and tell the story of this great epic through multi-religious, international cultural performances. Generations of children have learned the vast story of the “Ramayana” through the incredibly diverse methods of performance and storytelling. Join the conversation with the director and curator of the exhibition, Forrest McGill.