HOUSTON – Archaeology Now, the Archaeological Institute of America – Houston Society kicked off its 2019-2020 season, “Stories,” with a story about love and sex at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on Thursday, Sept. 26.
Dr. Sushma Jansari, the Tabor Foundation Curator of the South Asia Collections at the British Museum, visited Houston to help dispel the misperceptions of one of the most well-known but misunderstood texts of all time, The Kama Sutra.
Dr. Jansari, the first curator of Indian ethnicity to be appointed to the British Museum, lectured at both Rice University and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, placing the Kama Sutra in context and showed how it has influenced Indian cultures for centuries. She explored the role, agency, and representation of women in ancient Indian by looking at and decoding some of the most important and beautiful surviving sculptures discovering in South Asia.
Prior to the event, Archaeology Now and Anita Jaisingham, owner of The Bake Lab, Pondicheri Café held a private reception for Dr. Jansari and other VIPs.
– Archaeological Institute of America – Houston Society