cultural event 3 - Roshni Sheth FLL 120-2D On March 6 2010...

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Roshni Sheth FLL 120-2D On March 6, 2010, I attended a lecture by Dr. Gerald Larson entitled “The Defeat of Gods and the Victory of Goddesses.” The lecture was held at the Birmingham Museum of Art and part of the Callahan Lecture series. I stayed at the lecture for about an hour, and it was almost at the end of the lecture when I left. The lecture was much different than I had expected. I expected Dr. Larson to discuss his topic in relation to different pieces of artwork in the gallery, but, while his lecture was supported by artwork, he mainly discussed aspects of Hinduism and women’s power in the religion. Before the lecture began, there was a performance by a group that performed a classical Indian dance in honor of some of the goddesses that Dr. Larson mentioned in his lecture. Since I was raised in an Indian household, I had some background on the gods and goddesses that Dr. Larson was discussing, but I feel that if I did not have any prior knowledge on the topic, then the lecture would have been much more confusing, especially since there were so
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course FLL 120 taught by Professor Lamiazayzafoon during the Spring '10 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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