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Matthijs Cornelissen
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Bhakti, Beauty and Bloodshed in Indian C
Neeraja Poddar



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Bhakti, Beauty and Bloodshed in Indian Court Painting

11 - 13 Apr '18 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Image : The story of the Syamantaka gem
Folio from a dispersed manuscript of the Bhagavata Purana
Datia, ca.1800
Private Collection

From extensive illustrated manuscripts to singular, oversized contextual portraits, this seminar series will explore paintings produced at the Rajput and Central Indian courts during the early modern period. The many formats and sizes of paintings and books will be introduced, alongside the materials used to make folios, colours and brushes, and the various people and stories depicted therein. The afterlife of these works, resulting from such processes as copying and reuse will also be discussed as well as the context in which such works were produced and circulated.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students with a valid student ID receive a 50% concession.


Neeraja Poddar

Neeraja Poddar received her Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University. She was the Andrew W. Mellon—Anne d’Harnoncourt Postdoctoral Fellow in South Asian Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and has recently been appointed Curator at The City Palace Museum, Udaipur. Poddar’s research focuses broadly on South Asian illustrated manuscripts; she is particularly interested in the materiality of books, the relationships between text and image and the transmission and circulation of narratives. She also studies the painting traditions of Nepal with particular emphasis on Vaishnava imagery.


Registration Fees: Rs. 2000/-



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Tel: +91-22-2207 2974 / 2207 2975.
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