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Tantra. From enlightenment to revolution

Exhibition September 24, 2020 − January 24, 2021
British Museum hosts an exhibition"Tantra. From enlightenment to revolution ".

The exhibition features unusual objects from India, Nepal, Tibet, Japan and Great Britain from the seventh century AD to the present day, as well as masterpieces of sculpture, painting, engravings and ritual objects.

A philosophy that originated in medieval India, Tantra was associated with successive waves of revolutionary thought, from the transformation of Hinduism and Buddhism in the sixth century to the Indian struggle for independence and the rise of the counterculture of the 1960s. At this landmark exhibition, visitors will be able to explore the radical force that has changed the religious, cultural and political landscape both in India and beyond.

Based on site materialsBritish Museum, London.