South Asia Seminar - Yael Rice"e Emperor’s Dreams and the Painter’s Brush: Artists and Agency at Jahangir’s Court"

This talk will consider the unusually agentive status that early seventeenth centuryMughal painters enjoyed as the depicters—as opposed to inventors—of the Mughal emperor Jahangir’s oneiric experiences. In doing so, it argues that Mughal artists, among other makers of the book (calligraphers, binders, illuminators), played an integral and hitherto under appreciated role as producers of and participants in the imperial aura.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)