Searching For Syncretism: Part II

Once in a Blue Moon Academia

Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay

Akhar Bandyopadhyay


This video collage, in continuation ofPart 1⤡, strives to highlight the syncretic features characteristic to the South East Asian Culture by highlighting the architecture of the Belur Math in West Bengal, originally planned by Swami Vivekananda himself and executed after his death by Swami Vijnanananda. The structure of the Math embodies architectural elements from the Hindu, Islamic and Christian architectural forms. In doing so, the collage challenges the divisive Hindutva narrative posed by the BJP-RSS fascist apparatus.

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Searching For Syncretism: Part II

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