List of lectures / film screenings by Benoy K Behl:  

 

Indian Art History and Aesthetics (series of 12 lectures) 

College of Art, New Delhi, 2009 

 

Intensive Course in Indian Art History (series of 12 lectures)

University of Delhi, 2010

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Center of Indology, New Delhi, August 2013

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Center of Indology, New Delhi, February 2014 

Zorba the Buddha, New Delhi, March, 2016

 

Intensive Course in Indian Art History (series of 4 lectures)

Foreign Services Institute, New Delhi, 2011 

 

Indian Art : History & Appreciation (series of 6 lectures and film screenings)

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Center of Indology, New Delhi, 2013

 

The Journey Within: A festival of my films held by India International Centre.

29th and 30th August, 2009. 13 films screened, along with my lectures on the subject of Indian paintings and Indian sculpture.    

 

Hindu Deities Worshipped in Japan

The Japan Foundation, New Delhi, September, 2015

The Indian Museum, Kolkata, co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation, January, 2016

The C. P. Ramaswami Iyer Foundation, Chennai, co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation, February, 2016

The Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad, co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation, February, 2016 

National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru, co-sponsored by the Japan  Foundation, March, 2016

Films Division Auditorium, New Delhi for Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India, March, 2016

 

 

Yoga: An Ancient Vision of Life

Talk and film screening at Mills College, Oakland, USA, October, 2014

Foundation for Universal Responsibility of HH the Dalai Lama, India International Center, January 7th, 2015

Embassy of India, Tokyo, March 17th, 2015

National Science Festival, IIT Delhi, December, 2015

  

Civilizational Message of Indian Art

Consulate General of India, New York, October, 2014

 

History of Buddhism

Gandhi Memorial Center, Washington DC, 2012

Nehru Center, London, 2012

Tsukiji Temple, Tokyo, 2012

India International Center, New Delhi (talks and films), January, 2013 

 

Ethical Economics in Ancient India

National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of India, on occasion of book release at India International Center, March, 2014

 

Aesthetics of Impermanence (in Buddhist Art)

Jaipur Literature Festival, January, 2013 

 

Rediscovering Buddha

First Patna Literature Festival, March, 2013

LITERATI, Chandigarh Literature Festival, November, 2014 

 

Buddhist Heritage of Bihar

Opening Address at ‘Bihar Calling’, Conference held by Bihar Tourism, May, 2013

 

The Compassionate Art of Ajanta 

Address for International Buddhist Confederation, Founder’s Conclave, New Delhi, September, 2013

International Tourism Conference, Hotel ITC Maurya, New Delhi, 19th September 2014.

Heritage Tourism Symposium, Hotel Lalit, New Delhi, 20th February, 2015 

 

Spread of the Nalanda Tradition of Buddhism

Event at Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, inaugurated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Presented paper on the theme, as well as Chaired the session on ‘History of Nalanda’, November 2013.   

 

Art: A True Record of Social History

Keynote address at Seminar ‘Kaalachakra’ at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, March, 2013 

 

1,000 Years of Atisa’s visit to Indonesia

Keynote address for seminar on the above theme, India International Center, January, 2013.  

 

The Second Buddha (Guru Padmasambhava)

Nehru Center, London, 2012

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2012

Mangalam Research Center, San Francisco, 2012

Talk and film screening at symposium : Buddhism in Asia, held by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institution of Asian Studies, Kolkata, March, 2012

Tibet House, New Delhi, February 24, 2013. Talk and film screening.

Asian Art Museum, Berlin, May, 2014 

 

The Murals of India

Centre for Indian Studies in South Africa and Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, 24th August, 2015

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 25th August, 2015

Archaeological Society of South Africa, Annual Symposium, Lead Speaker, Johannesburg, 29th August, 2015

India Heritage Center, Singapore, September 25th, 2015

Silver Jubilee Lecture for the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, 2013

International Music and Arts Society and National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore, 2013

Center for Preservation of Mahayana Buddhist Culture, Bangalore, 2013

Nehru Centre, London, 2009

Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 2008

Asian Art Museum, Berlin, 2008

Reitberg Museum, Zurich, 2008

Art Institute of Chicago, 2008

American Women’s Diplomatic Association, Geneva, 2008

Cosmos Club, Washington DC, 2008

China Academy of Social Sciences, Graduate School, Beijing, 2008

Culture and museum officers of Govt. of Yunnan, China, 2008

ASEAN-India Seminar on Buddhist sites, Bagan, Myanmar, 2008

China Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 2007

Consulate General of India, New York, 2006

Society for the Art & Cultural Heritage of India (SACHI), San Francisco, 2006     

SOAS, University of London, 2005

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2005

University of Ottawa, 2005

Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 2005

University of California at Sacramento, 2005

Santa Rosa College, Santa Rosa, 2005

Mills College, Oakland, 2005

Koen-ji Temple, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, 2005

Embassy of India, Tokyo, 2005

Otani University, Kyoto, 2005

Siam Society, Bangkok, 2005

Silpakorn University, Bangkok, 2005

Chiang Mai University, 2005  

Instituto Camoes, Lisbon, 2005

The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2004

Wellesley College, MA (Meru Foundation), 2004

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, 2004

University of Ireland, Galway, 2004

Nehru Centre, London, 2004

Museum of Art, San Diego, 2014

 

Delhi University, Vice Chancellor’s lecture series, 2009

12th Sanyukta Chaudhri Memorial Lecture, Miranda House College, Delhi University, 2008

The Indian Museum, Kolkata, 2001

INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, New Delhi), 2003

Spic Macay, Virasat lectures in colleges at New Delhi, 2004

International Conference of South & Southeast Asian Association for the Study

of Religion, New Delhi, 2005

The American International School, New Delhi, 2004 

The Publications Division, Government of India, New Delhi, 2004

St. Xavier’s College, Goa University, 2004

Institute of Management, Goa , 2004

American Embassy Women’s Association, New Delhi, 2004

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, Bhopal, 2005

National Defence College, New Delhi, 2005

Lady Sri Ram College, New Delhi, 2005

The Taj Residency Hotel, Bangalore, 2005

The Taj Blue Diamond Hotel, Pune, 2005

The Taj Hotel, Hyderabad, 2005

Government Museum, Chennai, 2006

C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation, Chennai, 2006

India Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, 2006

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, 2007

Dakshina Chitra, opening lecture of International Seminar on Mural Painting Tradition, 2008

St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, 2008

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi, 2009

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, 2009

Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2009

Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2012

Gargi College, Delhi University, 2011 

 

History of Painting in India (series of film screenings)

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, August 2011 to July 2012. 

 

The Paintings of India (film screenings with introductory talks)

University of Hamburg, 2005

Nehru Centre, London, 2005

SOAS, University of London, 2005

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2005

National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, 2005

Silpakorn University, Bangkok, 2005

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2004

The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2004

Boston College, Boston (Meru Foundation), 2004

Wellesley College, MA (Meru Foundation), 2004

University of Hamburg, 2004

Nehru Centre, London, 2004

SOAS, University of London, 2004

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2004

Instituto Camoes, Lisbon, 2005

Buddhist Mahavihara, Kuala Lumpur, 2005

University of Geneva, 2008

Tibet House, New Delhi, March, 2013

 

India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 26 monthly screenings of films with talk, 2002-2004

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, Bhopal, 2005

Series of screenings for College of Art, New Delhi, 2004

Series of screenings for Gargi College, Delhi University, 2003

 

Series of screenings for St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, 2002

Series of screenings for Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University, 2005

Series of screenings for Painting Department, M.S. University of Baroda, 2006

Series of screenings for Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, 2009 

 

The Sculpture of India (film screenings with introductory talks)

SOAS University of London, 2008

Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 2008

Metropolis cinema, Hamburg, 2008

India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 26 monthly screenings of films with talk, 2009-2011

Indian Cultural Center, Kaula Lampur, Malaysia, May, 2011

Tibet House, New Delhi, May, 2013 

 

The Story of Buddhism (film screenings with introductory talks)

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2009

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, screening of series in 2010

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, screening of series in 2013

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, 2009

SOAS, University of London, 2008

India Tourism Office, Beijing, 2008

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2008

ASEAN-India Seminar on Buddhist sites, Bagan, Myanmar, 2008

Ministry of External Affairs screening for delegation of Govt. of Taiwan, 2008

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi, 2009.

Celebrations of the opening of the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Galleries of The Art Institute of Chicago, 2008.

Institute of Buddhist, Mongolian and Tibetan Studies, Ulan Ude, Russia, 2009

SAARC Conference on Archaeology, Colombo, August 2012

7th National short and documentary film festival on Art & Artists: Focus on Buddhist Art and Culture, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, February 2013

Buddhist Film Festival, Colombo, inaugurated by Hon.D.M. Jayaratne, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, May, 2013. 

 

The Untold Story of Buddhism (film screenings with introductory talks)

Celebrations of the opening of the Buddhist Galleries of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2009.

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2009

 

Cosmopolitan Culture of Ancient and Medieval India (film screenings with introductory talks)

National University of Ireland, Galway, 2008

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, 2008

Nehru Centre, London, 2008

Embassy of India, Washington DC, 2008

Embassy of India, Berne, 2008

Embassy of India, Berlin, 2008

Consulate General of India, New York, 2008

SAACHI, San Francisco, 2008

India International Centre, New Delhi, 2008

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi, 2009

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2009 

 

The Art of Ajanta

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (on the occasion of the opening of the galleries of South and South-east Asian Art), 1994.

The Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 1993

The Harvard University, Boston, 1994

The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 1994

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1993

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1994

The San Diego Museum of Art, 1994

The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1994

The University of California, Berkeley, 1994

The University of California, Santa Cruz, 1994

The Embassy of India, Washington DC, 1994

The Consulate General of India, New York, 1994

The Consulate General of India, Chicago, 1994

The India Government Tourist Office, New York, 1994

 

The British Museum, London, 1993

The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1993

The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1993

The Oxford University, 1994

The Nehru Centre, London, 1993

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, London, 1993

 

The Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, 1994

The Embassy of India, Tokyo, 1994                                              

The Indo-Japan Association, Tokyo, 1995

 

The Department of Art History, University of Hong Kong, 1996

The Fung Ping Shan Museum, Hong Kong, 1995

Friends of the Museum Society, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1995

 

Ministry of Culture and Information, Government of Vietnam, Hanoi, 1995

 

The Mahidol University, Thailand, 1996

The Siam Society, Thailand, 2001

 

The Indian Embassy, Myanmar, 2001

 

Buddhist Mahavihara, Kuala Lumpur, 2005

 

 

A special function held at the residence of the Prime Minister of India, New Delhi, 1992

First International Buddhist Conclave, New Delhi, 2004 

Inauguration of Seminar for Training of Cultural Administrators of the Government of India, New Delhi, 1993

The National Museum, New Delhi, 1994

The Indian Institute of Archaeology, New Delhi, 1992

The India International Centre, New Delhi, 1991

A special function at the residence of the Acting Ambassador of the USA, New Delhi, 1993

The Embassy of Japan, New Delhi, 1994

A Function at the residence of the Ambassador of Greece, New Delhi, 1997 

The Max Mueller Bhawan, New Delhi, 1991

The American International School, New Delhi, 1992

The Ministry of External Affairs Wives’ Association, New Delhi, 1997

Delhi Public School, New Delhi, 2000

 

The National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, 1993

The Prince of Wales Museum Society, Mumbai, 1993

The Bombay International Documentary Film Festival, 1992

The British Council, Mumbai, 1993

The Consulate General of Japan, Mumbai, 1994

The St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, 1995

The Bombay International School, Mumbai, 1995

The Indo-US International Society, Mumbai, 1993

The Elizabethans, Mumbai, 1993

The Advertising Club of Bombay, 1992

The Public Relations Society of Bombay, 1992

The National Seminar on Traditional Indian Sciences and Technologies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, 1993

The Cama Oriental Institute, Mumbai, 1993

The Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1995

 

The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, 1999 and 2000.

 

The Indian Museum, Calcutta, 1995

 

The Indira Gandhi National Museum of Man, Bhopal, 1992

 

The University of Punjab, Chandigarh, 1997

 

 

‘The Magical Dance of Liberation’ (Film screening with introductory talk, on the monastic masked dances of the trans-Himalayas)

Nehru Centre, London, 2006

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2005

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2006

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2005

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2006

Buddhist Tourism Conference, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi, 07.

World Buddhist Congregation 2011, New Delhi.  

 

‘Ladakh: Sanctuary of Buddhism’ (Film screening with introductory talk)

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2006 

 

‘Old Goa : The Rome of the East’

The British Museum, London, 1994

The Polytechnic Institute of Macau, 1996

The India International Centre, New Delhi, 1992

The Prince of Wales Museum Society, Mumbai, 1993 

 

‘The Champa Temples of Vietnam’ 

The Prince of Wales Museum Society, Mumbai, 1995

The Hong Kong University, 1996

  

‘Culture of Compassion: Buddhist Heritage of India-ASEAN’

World Buddhist Congregation 2011, New Delhi.  

 

‘Ladakh : A Cradle of Buddhist Art’ 

The Department of Fine Arts of the University of Hong Kong, 1996

The Mahidol University, Thailand, 1997 

The Siam Society, Thailand, 2001

The India International Centre, New Delhi, 1997

The India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 1998 and 1999

A Function at the residence of the Ambassador of Switzerland, New Delhi, 1998

The National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, 1997

National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, 1998

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, 1999 and 2000

An Exhibition of these photographs was held by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi along with a Seminar on the Monasteries of Ladakh where the Keynote paper and also a Proposed Action Plan for the Conservation of the Monasteries of Ladakh were presented, 1997. 

 

A Presentation for the Chief Minister and the State Government of Jammu & Kashmir on the Artistic Legacy of the Monasteries of Ladakh and suggested measures for their repair and conservation, 1998.

 

A Presentation on the monasteries of Ladakh for the National Commission for Minorities, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2000.

 

A Presentation of the documentation of the Ladakh monasteries and the conservation projects completed, at the Japan Foundation, New Delhi, 1999.

 

‘Representation of Women in Ancient Indian Art’

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2010 

 

‘Murals of Ladakh, Spiti and Kinnaur’

Dakshina Chitra, Seminar of Mural Painting Tradition, Chennai, 2008 

 

‘The Compassionate Art of Buddhism’

The Tibet House, the Cultural Centre of the Dalai Lama, New Delhi, 1997.

 

Talks on Advanced Photographic Imaging delivered for the International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums and for the Museum Computer Network ‘95, SAN DIEGO, USA; and for the Centre for Visual Arts, MACAU, 1995. 

 

Documentary Film-Making

Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi, 2003

School of Convergence, International Management Institute, New Delhi, 2003 

 

Islamic Monuments of India

Talk and film screening, High Commission of India, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December, 2011 

 

The Greatest Journey of Ideas: Spread of Buddhism on the Silk Route

Symposium : Buddhism in Asia, held by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institution of Asian Studies, Kolkata, March, 2012 

 

Ladakh and Spiti Sanctuary of Buddhism

Talk and film screening at symposium : Buddhism in Asia, held by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institution of Asian Studies, Kolkata, March, 2012 

 

The Divine Search : Baul singers of Bengal

Talk and film screening at International Symposium on ‘Art and Aesthetics in a Globalizing World’, Jawaharlal Nehru University, April, 2012 

 

Celestial Dancers of Manipur

Talk and film screening at the Consulate General of New York, May, 2012

Talk and film screening at the Nehru Center, London, October, 2014 

 

Indian Roots of Tibetan Buddhism

Talk and film screening at the Nehru Center, London, October, 2014

Talk and film screening at the Tagore Cultural Center, Berlin, September, 2014

Talk and film screening at the Fine Arts Academy, Madrid, July, 2015

 

Sacred Sound of the Sangha

Talk and film screening at Mangalam Foundation, Berkeley, November, 2014