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Sensory Travels: Landscape and Maps from Early Modern India

Start Date and Time:

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 3:00PM

End Date and Time:

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 5:00PM


Prof. Dipti Khera, Prof. Samira Sheikh

What kinds of representations of place and landscape did the colonial mapmaking project encounter when its great trigonometrical survey unfolded in early nineteenth century India? Exploring the sensory, affective, and epistemological aspects of place-making images, art historian Dipti Khera and historian of medieval and early modern India Samira Sheikh examine the interfaces between colonial cartography, eighteenth century courtly art, and precolonial revenue systems. The formal innovations generated at these interfaces both informed and exceeded colonial cartography, offering an intriguing historical key to understanding perceptions of landscape in India.


  • Centre for South Asian Studies

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Dasha Kuznetsova

Centre for South Asian Studies


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Painting attributed to Ghasi. Maharana Jawan Singh of Mewar Receiving the Governor General of India, Lord William Cavendish Bentinck, February 8th, 1832, ca. 1832.Opaque watercolor, gold and silver on cloth
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