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From Tribal Forest To Urban Jungle at Brunei Gallery, SOAS Free


The traditional Adivasi cultures of Central India are steeped in mythologies, songs and rituals that connect them to their natural environment, but today we hear little about these stories. Back in 1926, as a young graduate from Merton College Oxford, Verrier Elwin had the promise of a brilliant career ahead. However, his life took an unexpected trajectory when he left for India to engage in social work for the poor as personal reparation for what he perceived was the injustice of British colonial rule. This Exhibition of Photographs from Central India was first shown in 2017 in Patangarh village in eastern Madhya Pradesh. From Tribal Forest to Urban Jungle now brings these photographs of the tribal people and cultures of Central India as seen through the lens of Verrier Elwin, back to the UK. Open: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 - 17:00 Late night Thursday until 20:00 Closed: Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays Admission: Free Groups of ten or more people are requested to book in advance to avoid disappointment or overcrowding. Recorded Information: +44 (0)20 7898 4046


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The Brunei Gallery SOAS

Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
0207898 4046

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