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March 1st, 2014
Episode 10 of 330 episodes
The second of the Ten Commandments says that “thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image”. And yet the making and selling of Christian devotional objects has become a thriving business today. Hindus are more relaxed about the role of objects in religious practice – but even so, the secular appropriation of Hindu icons can cause offence. This week Allison Chan explores the world of religious material culture.