History of Art


HART0203 Curating Mughal South Asia - Indicative Weekly Topics and Suggested Reading

Indicative Weekly Topics

1.    Introduction: Fractured Historiographies, Islamic, Islamicate, South Asian
2.    Sultanate Monuments and Manuscripts
3.    Mughals on the Move and their Albums
4.    Rajasthan’s Many Moods
5.    Sultans of Deccan India
6.    Twilight in Delhi? Late Mughal India
7.    Art of Hindustani Music in the Eighteenth Century
8.    Collectors and Artists, Delhi-Lucknow-Calcutta-London
9.    Curating Performance Cultures
10.  Hindustani Airs Workshop, In-Class Group Presentations

Suggested Reading

  • Shahzad Bashir, A New Vision for Islamic Pasts and Futures, Cambridge, MA, 2022.
  • Debra Diamond and Dipti Khera, ed., A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur, Washington, D.C.: National Museum of Asian Art, 2022.
  • Navina Najat Haidar and Marika Sardar ed., Sultans of Deccan India, 1500—1700, New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015.
  • Katherine Butler Schofield, Music and Musicians in Late Mughal India: Histories of the Ephemeral, 1748—1858, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Molly Emma Aitken, “Parataxis and the Practice of Reuse, from Mughal Margins to Mir Kalan Khan,” Archives of Asian Art 59 no. 1 (2009): 81-103.
  • Yuthika Sharma and Chanchal Dadlani, “Beyond the Taj Mahal: Late Mughal Visual Culture, 1658-1858,” In Gulru Necipoglu and Finbarr Barry Flood, eds. Companion to Islamic Art Vol. II, London: Wiley-Blackwell.