European Exhibition ILL-WHY

Miki Desai contributed a model and a chapter in the European exhibition "ILL-WHY" at the Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany. The exhibition traveled to other German speaking countries also during 1995-1998. The chapter in the catalogue deals with the non-medical concepts of illness in Indian philosophy, including the theory of Karma. The model is a 20-scale, large replica of a traditional temple in Kerala, Southern India that has a high symbolic value for curing illnesses. About ten carpenters made the model under supervision. The making followed the system of construction in a miniaturized form.