Maya Tetali, Eleanor Lilly, Chinara Embden
Faculty Sponsor: Rosaline Kyo
The purpose of our exhibition is to lead our audience on a journey of exploration through the three major religions that spanned across India throughout its history. Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam all gave its followers an understanding of life’s meaning in different ways. Our exhibition seeks to investigate these differences through the medium of architecture. Specifically, we want to analyze monumental architecture in India through the lens of these three religious paths, highlight the connection between the physical and spiritual aspects in religious
architecture, and investigate the differences and similarities between the three. After establishing the orthodoxy of each religion, we will examine the way these beliefs are manifested within the corresponding architecture. Our main subsections will of course be Islamic architecture, Hindu architecture, and Buddhist architecture and our exhibition will observe the evolution of the three
religions and how each influences the other.