Puja Guide for Educators


This Web site was made possible by:

Project Director:
Sarah Ridley
Education Department
Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution

Web site architecture, design and production:
Caesar Chaves

JavaScript[TM] consulting:
Mark Chaves

QuickTime[TM] video production:
Eric Paguntalan/Caesar Chaves

1997, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. The exhibition Puja: Expressions of Hindu Devotion is made possible by a generous grant from the Smithsonian Institution Special Exhibition Fund.

These educational materials have been supported by a grant from the Smithsonian Institution's Educational Outreach Fund.

Photo credits noted throughout. Other photos: Neil Greentree. Line drawings by Keena Hammond, Rebecca Lepkowski, and Kristin Reynolds. Maps by Gene Thorp/Cartographic Concepts. All posters Ratna, 35 Coronation Building, Chowk Fatehpuri, Delhi, India.

Original video by: Dr. Stephen P. Huyler

I am indebted to Dr. Stephen P. Huyler for his enthusiastic work as curatorial consultant for the exhibition Puja: Expressions of Hindu Devotion, on which the guide for educators and Web site is based. I would also like to thank the following people for their invaluable advice, assistance, and insights: Nathan Antila, Arin Basu, Dr. Vidya Dehejia, Susannah Gardiner, Shruti Murti, Nithya Nagarajan, Uma Nagarajan, Beth Schlenoff, Anuradha Subramanian, Arathi Subramanian, Sanjay Subramanian, and A. C. Warden.

Sarah Ridley
Education Department
Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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