International cultural program
February - December 2020
The program is under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of India to the Republic of Croatia.
Magical and colorful, full of breathtaking landscapes, of rich culture and remarkable history, mystical – these are just a handful of the epithets that describe the majestic and somewhat frightening land of South Asia that has both attracted and repelled travelers from the beginning of time – India. It is precisely the diverse culture and spirituality that make this country attractive to visitors from all over the world. However, apart from the already known facts, many are not aware of the extent of its cultural richness.
What is meant in the Western world by the term civilization, India developed as early as the Bronze Age (from the 4thto the 2nd millennium BC), and went on to be the birthplace of various cultures, rulers, and empires. This program is, therefore, the representative of all that India has to offer – we offer the visitors numerous thematic lectures and workshops that relate to India and its cultural heritage.
The lectures will thematically cover the Indus Valley Civilization (the so-called Harrapan culture) and the mystery of its "script", as well as the cultural contacts that have been established between the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Indians. Visitors will also be able to attend lectures on prominent emperors of the Indian empires, and on the material archaeological remains of large Indian empires and the (perhaps unexpected) significant Portuguese legacy on the beaches of Goa. Hinduism, a trademark of Indian spirituality, the influence it has had in Croatia, and other topics, will also be discussed. Through workshops and lectures, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the Indian script, its legends, as well as the relations of Indian people with remote countries (including Croatia). Through travelogue tea parties and photo exhibitions, visitors will get a firsthand experience of how this civilization has evolved over the centuries.
21 February 2020, 7 pm
23 April 2020, 8 pm
20 May 2020, 8 pm
8 June 2020, 7 pm
9 September 2020, 7 pm
4 November 2020,7 pm
2 December 2020, 7 pm
Travelogue tea parties - presentations
16 April 2020, 6 pm
29 September 2020, 6 pm
Workshops for all ages
22 February 2020, 4 pm
Storytelling workshop for children (adaptation of famous Indian children stories)
28 October 2020, 6 pm
6 November 2020, 6 pm
Workshops will be charged, see the AMZ website for more information.
Ascetic and lavish India: A view from the inside
opening of the exhibition
Authors of the program: Nikolina Vrančić i Luka Štefan