Devotee or God, Hanuman in Hindu Art and Literature

A lecture by Bruce M. Sullivan, Professor of Asian Studies & Comparative Study of Religions Northern Arizona University

Hanuman is an extraordinary, even unique, figure in Hindu religious, literary, and artistic traditions. Famously, he has the appearance, and sometimes the character, of a monkey — but one who speaks perfect Sanskrit, has enormous strength, dresses well, and can fly! This lecture illustrates how Hanuman exhibits the features of both exemplary devotee and a deity in his own right, and includes images of objects from Puja and Piety and outside the exhibition.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of Asian Art

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