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Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian medicine
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK
Shedding light on Wellcome’s historical collections that relate to Ayurveda and Indian medicine and tracing how health narratives have been shaped by multiple cultural encounters. This exhibition takes its title and inspiration from the ‘Ayurvedic Man’ – an 18th-century Nepali painting depicting the organs and vessels of the male body according to classical Ayurveda. Showcasing an exquisite range of material, including Sanskrit, Persian and Tibetan manuscripts, vibrant gouache paintings, erotic manuals and animal-shaped surgical tools from our collections, the exhibition includes a new commission by artist Ranjit Kandalgaonkar reimagining the Bombay plague epidemic of 1896 and a new film by Nilanjan Bhattacharya centred around two contemporary medicinal practitioners from India.
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