List of lectures delivered internationally by Benoy K Behl


Indian Art History and Aesthetics (series of 12 lectures)
College of Art, New Delhi, 2009


Intensive Course in Indian Art History (series of 12 lectures)
University of Delhi, 2010


Intensive Course in Indian Art History (series of 4 lectures)
Foreign Services Institute, New Delhi, 2011


History of Buddhism
Gandhi Memorial Center, Washington DC, 2012
Nehru Center, London, 2012
Tsukiji Temple, Tokyo, 2012


The Second Buddha (Guru Padmasambhava)
Nehru Center, London, 2012
Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2012
Mangalam Research Center, San Francisco, 2012


The Murals of India
Nehru Centre, London, 2009
Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 2008
Asian Art Museum, Berlin, 2008
Reitberg Museum, Zurich, 2008
Art Institute of Chicago, 2008
American Women’s Diplomatic Association, Geneva, 2008
Cosmos Club, Washington DC, 2008
China Academy of Social Sciences, Graduate School, Beijing, 2008
Culture and museum officers of Govt. of Yunnan, China, 2008
ASEAN-India Seminar on Buddhist sites, Bagan, Myanmar, 2008
China Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 2007
Consulate General of India, New York, 2006
Society for the Art & Cultural Heritage of India (SACHI), San Francisco, 2006
SOAS, University of London, 2005
Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2005
University of Ottawa, 2005
Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 2005
University of California at Sacramento, 2005
Santa Rosa College, Santa Rosa, 2005
Mills College, Oakland, 2005
Koen-ji Temple, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, 2005
Embassy of India, Tokyo, 2005
Otani University, Kyoto, 2005
Siam Society, Bangkok, 2005
Silpakorn University, Bangkok, 2005
Chiang Mai University, 2005
Instituto Camoes, Lisbon, 2005
The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2004
Wellesley College, MA (Meru Foundation), 2004
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, 2004
University of Ireland, Galway, 2004
Nehru Centre, London, 2004
Gargi College, Delhi University, 2011

Delhi University, Vice Chancellor’s lecture series, 2009
12th Sanyukta Chaudhri Memorial Lecture, Miranda House College, Delhi University, 2008
The Indian Museum, Kolkata, 2001
INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, New Delhi), 2003
Spic Macay, Virasat lectures in colleges at New Delhi, 2004
International Conference of South & Southeast Asian Association for the Study
of Religion, New Delhi, 2005
The American International School, New Delhi, 2004
The Publications Division, Government of India, New Delhi, 2004
St. Xavier’s College, Goa University, 2004
Institute of Management, Goa , 2004
American Embassy Women’s Association, New Delhi, 2004
Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, Bhopal, 2005
National Defence College, New Delhi, 2005
Lady Sri Ram College, New Delhi, 2005
The Taj Residency Hotel, Bangalore, 2005
The Taj Blue Diamond Hotel, Pune, 2005
The Taj Hotel, Hyderabad, 2005
Government Museum, Chennai, 2006
C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation, Chennai, 2006
India Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, 2006
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, 2007
Dakshina Chitra, opening lecture of International Seminar on Mural Painting Tradition, 2008
St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, 2008
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi, 2009
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, 2009
Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2009
Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2012


The Journey Within: A festival of my films held by India International Centre.
29th and 30th August, 2009. 13 films screened, along with my lectures on the subject of Indian paintings and Indian sculpture.


History of Painting in India (series of film screenings)
Rubin Museum of Art, New York, August 2011 to July 2012.


The Paintings of India (film screenings with introductory talks)
University of Hamburg, 2005
Nehru Centre, London, 2005
SOAS, University of London, 2005
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2005
National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, 2005
Silpakorn University, Bangkok, 2005
Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2004
The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2004
Boston College, Boston (Meru Foundation), 2004
Wellesley College, MA (Meru Foundation), 2004
University of Hamburg, 2004
Nehru Centre, London, 2004
SOAS, University of London, 2004
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2004
Instituto Camoes, Lisbon, 2005
Buddhist Mahavihara, Kuala Lumpur, 2005
University of Geneva, 2008

India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 26 monthly screenings of films with talk, 2002-2004
Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, Bhopal, 2005
Series of screenings for College of Art, New Delhi, 2004
Series of screenings for Gargi College, Delhi University, 2003

Series of screenings for St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, 2002
Series of screenings for Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University, 2005
Series of screenings for Painting Department, M.S. University of Baroda, 2006
Series of screenings for Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, 2009


The Sculpture of India (film screenings with introductory talks)
SOAS University of London, 2008
Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 2008
Metropolis cinema, Hamburg, 2008
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 26 monthly screenings of films with talk, 2009-2011
Indian Cultural Center, Kaula Lampur, Malaysia, May, 2011


The Story of Buddhism (film screenings with introductory talks)
Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2009
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, 2009
SOAS, University of London, 2008
India Tourism Office, Beijing, 2008
Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2008
ASEAN-India Seminar on Buddhist sites, Bagan, Myanmar, 2008
Ministry of External Affairs screening for delegation of Govt. of Taiwan, 2008
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi, 2009.
Celebrations of the opening of the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Galleries of The Art Institute of Chicago, 2008.
Institute of Buddhist, Mongolian and Tibetan Studies, Ulan Ude, Russia, 2009


The Untold Story of Buddhism (film screenings with introductory talks)
Celebrations of the opening of the Buddhist Galleries of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2009.
Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2009

Cosmopolitan Culture of Ancient and Medieval India (film screenings with introductory talks)
National University of Ireland, Galway, 2008
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, 2008
Nehru Centre, London, 2008
Embassy of India, Washington DC, 2008
Embassy of India, Berne, 2008
Embassy of India, Berlin, 2008
Consulate General of India, New York, 2008
SAACHI, San Francisco, 2008
India International Centre, New Delhi, 2008
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi, 2009
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2009


The Art of Ajanta

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (on the occasion of the opening of the galleries of South and South-east Asian Art), 1994.
The Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 1993
The Harvard University, Boston, 1994
The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 1994
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1993
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1994
The San Diego Museum of Art, 1994
The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1994
The University of California, Berkeley, 1994
The University of California, Santa Cruz, 1994
The Embassy of India, Washington DC, 1994
The Consulate General of India, New York, 1994
The Consulate General of India, Chicago, 1994
The India Government Tourist Office, New York, 1994

The British Museum, London, 1993
The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1993
The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1993
The Oxford University, 1994
The Nehru Centre, London, 1993
The Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, London, 1993

The Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, 1994
The Embassy of India, Tokyo, 1994
The Indo-Japan Association, Tokyo, 1995

The Department of Art History, University of Hong Kong, 1996
The Fung Ping Shan Museum, Hong Kong, 1995
Friends of the Museum Society, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1995

Ministry of Culture and Information, Government of Vietnam, Hanoi, 1995

The Mahidol University, Thailand, 1996
The Siam Society, Thailand, 2001

The Indian Embassy, Myanmar, 2001

Buddhist Mahavihara, Kuala Lumpur, 2005


A special function held at the residence of the Prime Minister of India, New Delhi, 1992
First International Buddhist Conclave, New Delhi, 2004
Inauguration of Seminar for Training of Cultural Administrators of the Government of India, New Delhi, 1993
The National Museum, New Delhi, 1994
The Indian Institute of Archaeology, New Delhi, 1992
The India International Centre, New Delhi, 1991
A special function at the residence of the Acting Ambassador of the USA, New Delhi, 1993
The Embassy of Japan, New Delhi, 1994
A Function at the residence of the Ambassador of Greece, New Delhi, 1997
The Max Mueller Bhawan, New Delhi, 1991
The American International School, New Delhi, 1992
The Ministry of External Affairs Wives’ Association, New Delhi, 1997
Delhi Public School, New Delhi, 2000

The National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, 1993
The Prince of Wales Museum Society, Mumbai, 1993
The Bombay International Documentary Film Festival, 1992
The British Council, Mumbai, 1993
The Consulate General of Japan, Mumbai, 1994
The St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, 1995
The Bombay International School, Mumbai, 1995
The Indo-US International Society, Mumbai, 1993
The Elizabethans, Mumbai, 1993
The Advertising Club of Bombay, 1992
The Public Relations Society of Bombay, 1992
The National Seminar on Traditional Indian Sciences and Technologies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, 1993
The Cama Oriental Institute, Mumbai, 1993
The Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1995

The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, 1999 and 2000.

The Indian Museum, Calcutta, 1995

The Indira Gandhi National Museum of Man, Bhopal, 1992

The University of Punjab, Chandigarh, 1997


‘The Magical Dance of Liberation’ (Film screening with introductory talk, on the monastic masked dances of the trans-Himalayas)
Nehru Centre, London, 2006
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2005
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2006
Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2005
Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2006
Buddhist Tourism Conference, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi, 07.
World Buddhist Congregation 2011, New Delhi.


‘Ladakh: Sanctuary of Buddhism’ (Film screening with introductory talk)
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2006


‘Old Goa : The Rome of the East’
The British Museum, London, 1994
The Polytechnic Institute of Macau, 1996
The India International Centre, New Delhi, 1992
The Prince of Wales Museum Society, Mumbai, 1993


‘The Champa Temples of Vietnam’
The Prince of Wales Museum Society, Mumbai, 1995
The Hong Kong University, 1996


‘Culture of Compassion: Buddhist Heritage of India-ASEAN’
World Buddhist Congregation 2011, New Delhi.


‘Ladakh : A Cradle of Buddhist Art’
The Department of Fine Arts of the University of Hong Kong, 1996
The Mahidol University, Thailand, 1997
The Siam Society, Thailand, 2001
The India International Centre, New Delhi, 1997
The India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 1998 and 1999
A Function at the residence of the Ambassador of Switzerland, New Delhi, 1998
The National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, 1997
National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, 1998
Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, 1999 and 2000
An Exhibition of these photographs was held by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi along with a Seminar on the Monasteries of Ladakh where the Keynote paper and also a Proposed Action Plan for the Conservation of the Monasteries of Ladakh were presented, 1997.

A Presentation for the Chief Minister and the State Government of Jammu & Kashmir on the Artistic Legacy of the Monasteries of Ladakh and suggested measures for their repair and conservation, 1998.


A Presentation on the monasteries of Ladakh for the National Commission for Minorities, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2000.

A Presentation of the documentation of the Ladakh monasteries and the conservation projects completed, at the Japan Foundation, New Delhi, 1999.

‘Representation of Women in Ancient Indian Art’
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2010


‘Murals of Ladakh, Spiti and Kinnaur’
Dakshina Chitra, Seminar of Mural Painting Tradition, Chennai, 2008


‘The Compassionate Art of Buddhism’
The Tibet House, the Cultural Centre of the Dalai Lama, New Delhi, 1997.

Talks on Advanced Photographic Imaging delivered for the International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums and for the Museum Computer Network ‘95, SAN DIEGO, USA; and for the Centre for Visual Arts, MACAU, 1995.


Documentary Film-Making
Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi, 2003
School of Convergence, International Management Institute, New Delhi, 2003


Islamic Monuments of India
Talk and film screening, High Commission of India, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December, 2011


The Greatest Journey of Ideas: Spread of Buddhism on the Silk Route
Symposium : Buddhism in Asia, held by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institution of Asian Studies, Kolkata, March, 2012


The Second Buddha
Talk and film screening at symposium : Buddhism in Asia, held by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institution of Asian Studies, Kolkata, March, 2012


Ladakh and Spiti Sanctuary of Buddhism
Talk and film screening at symposium : Buddhism in Asia, held by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institution of Asian Studies, Kolkata, March, 2012


The Divine Search : Baul singers of Bengal
Talk and film screening at International Symposium on ‘Art and Aesthetics in a Globalizing World’, Jawaharlal Nehru University, April, 2012