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07 February 2013

Mughal India: A Study Day

Saturday 9 March 2013, 10.00 – 17.00

Conference Centre, British Library

£25/ £15 concessions

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Legendary patrons of the arts and science, the Mughal emperors are remembered through their rich cultural heritage including exquisite paintings and manuscripts, jeweled ornaments and architectural landmarks such as the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort in Delhi.

This study day features presentations and discussions by noted scholars and art historians.  Entry to the exhibition is included in the price.

(There will be the option to exchange your ticket to view the exhibition on an alternative date.)

Chaired by
Dr. Malini Roy (Visual Arts Curator, British Library) and
Ursula Sims-Williams (Lead Curator, Persian Languages, British Library)

10.00 - 10.30    Registration

10.30 - 10.40    Introduction

10.40 - 11.20    The Wooden Audience Hall of Shah Jahan:
                        A Reconstruction from Texts, Images and Real Architecture

                        Professor Ebba Koch
                        (Institute of Art History, University of Vienna)

11.20 - 12.00    A Re-interpretation of the Dara Shikoh Album
                        J.P. Losty (British Library, Retired)

12.00 - 12.40    Flowers in Mughal Art
                        Susan Stronge (Victoria and Albert Museum)

12.40 - 13.00    Discussion

13.00 - 14.00    Lunch Break

14.00 - 14.40    Reading the History of Yogis through Mughal Painting
                        Dr James Mallinson (Independent Scholar)

14.40 - 15.20    Mughal Literature: Private and Public, Sacred and Profane
                        Professor Sunil Sharma (Boston University)

15.20 - 16.00    Discussion

16.00 - 17.00    Visit Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire (optional)

Tea and coffee will be served during registration.

  Add Or 3129 f.20_2

Portrait of Nadira Banu Begum, attributed to Balchand, 1631-2
From the Dara Shikoh Album, British Library, Add.Or.3129, folio 20


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