The "Dancing Shiva"
15/04/2014

The "Dancing Shiva", a program that was broadcast on ABC1, Australia on 24th March 2014, in which the photo collection of the French Institute of Pondicherry/EFEO is mentioned as being instrumental in helping the police identify some stolen statues of temples in south India.

A program that was broadcast on ABC1, Australia on 24th March 2014, titled "Dancing Shiva" (an episode of the "Four Corners" program), investigates how the notorious art dealer Subhash Kapoor, who is now facing court in India and is on the wanted list in the United States, sold several idols stolen from temples in South India to renowned museums, of which a statue of Nataraja worth over $5 million to the National Gallery in Canberra. The photo collection of the French Institute of Pondicherry/EFEO, was instrumental in helping the police identify some of the statues.

The "Dancing Shiva" program