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A Fantastic State of Ruin: The Painted Towns of Rajasthan
January 26 @ 3:00 pm EST
Dr. David Zurick
Scattered among the ancient trading towns of the Thar Desert is the largest concentration of fresco buildings in the world. Abandoned and neglected for centuries, their vivid paintings and wall murals, steeped in aesthetics, history, and folklore, lie in ruins. Geography professor emeritus Dr. David Zurick takes his audience on a photographic journey into this little-known corner of India, where great beauty lies in decay, and explores the challenges to preserving its cultural heritage. Crowden Lecture.