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Mingei Features Everyday Objects of India


Aired 4/19/09

Alan Ray : It's the world's largest Democracy. It's the world's second most populous country. A fascinating place were people bathe in the rivers...where beggars stand along streets choked with motor cars and cattle carts.

India is a land where some things haven't changed for a thousand years. It's also a land where Americans travel for scientifically miraculous medical procedures at world class hospitals, and pay a fraction of what they'd pay at home.

At San Diego's Mingei International Museum this summer, there's a remarkable exhibit: "India Adorned."  It features every day objects of Indian life, and explores the tug of modern life on a culture that is thousands of years old.

The Mingei International Museum's new exhibit: "India Adorned" runs through April 19, 2009.


  • Rochelle Kessler , curator of  "India Adorned." She is an art historian with a specialty is India art and culture.
  • Stephen Huyler , art historian, cultural anthropologist, photographer and author of "Daughters of India." He's spent the last 37 years travelling in India.

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