Victoria and Albert Museum

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Jainism, one of the three major religions of early India, has been continuously practised since around the middle of the first millennium BC. Jains believe in a cycle of birth and rebirth, influenced by karma and revere a group of 24 liberated souls called Jinas or Tirthankaras, who act as teachers and role models to the faithful. The V&A has one of the most important permanent collections of Jain art in the UK, including remarkable sculptures and paintings.

A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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Indian Temple Sculpture

Indian Temple Sculpture

This innovative book, illustrated with the V&A's unrivalled collection of South-Asian sculpture, looks at Indian temple sculpture in context, as a…

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Event - Arts of South and Southeast Asia and the Islamic Middle East. 14/15

Mon 22 September 2014–Mon 06 July 2015

YEAR COURSE: Discover the art and archaeology of Asia, from the Himalayas and the Indian Subcontinent to the island nations of Southeast Asia.

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