Art and Medicine Tours London

Art of India at the V&A

1800-year-old classical early Buddhist sculptures; Hindu divinities – Shiva Nataraja, for example, doing his cosmic dance; jade items (with their Islamic influences) associated with Shah Jahan (of Taj Mahal fame); embroidered and dyed cotton and chintz textiles that stunned Europe when they reached these parts in the 17th century. To say nothing of everybody’s – well, most everybody’s – favourite: Sultan Tipu’s famous tiger mauling a British soldier. I mean the history that one work – that star item from the East India Company collection – draws together, crystallises, opens up to view is of mouth agape potency.

This walk is offered as part of London Walks. You can check their website for times and dates by clicking here. Or email Barry and he will reply with the information.