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Visual culture and materiality in Sikkim: An undergraduate research project in India

I’m majoring in anthropology at the University of British Columbia, and I’m currently researching thangka painting in Sikkim state in northeastern India. It’s a unique region with a long history of Tibetan Buddhism. Thangka paintings are typically painted on fabrics and display Buddhist images like deities or mandalas. I have been interested in visual anthropology and representations of cultural heritage throughout my degree.

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Aadil Brar

Gangtok, India

Researcher