• From Monsoon Wedding to A Suitable Boy, weddings have always been part of the pop cultural imagination of India. But between religious fundamentalism and the standardization of diverse Indian weddings, public anti-dowry activism against expensive weddings, and the growing role of the commercialized wedding celebration in diaspora life, there’s more to these events than bombast and ritual.

    From Monsoon Wedding to A Suitable Boy, weddings have always been part of the pop cultural imagination of India. But between religious fundamentalism and the standardization of diverse Indian weddings, public anti-dowry activism against expensive weddings, and the growing role of the commercialized wedding celebration in diaspora life, there’s more to these events than bombast and ritual.

A meditative Buddhist and Hindu practice dating back thousands of years, the sand mandala is not simply a spiritual art: today, its influence appears from commercialized accessories to community decoration to expressions of heritage and political courage in India’s Tibetan diaspora, the largest in the world.

Who We Are

The Perspectives workshop is a five-day funded and credited professional development experience for K-12 teachers whose curriculum requires them to teach subject matter related to India in their classroom. We seek to combat misinformation, complicate stereotypes, fight nationalist agendas, and foster fluency in the many complex narratives of India students come into contact with today.

A meditative Buddhist and Hindu practice dating back thousands of years, the sand mandala is not simply a spiritual art: today, its influence appears from commercialized accessories to community decoration to expressions of heritage and political courage in India’s Tibetan diaspora, the largest in the world.

Our Affiliations

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