Sensory Travels: Landscape and Maps from Early Modern India

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

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Wednesday, October 3, 20183:00PM - 5:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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Abstract:

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.


Speakers

Bhavani Raman
Chair
Professor, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough

Dipti Khera
Panelist
Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, New York University

Samira Sheikh
Panelist
Associate Professor, Department of History, Vanderbilt University

Kajri Jain
Discussant
Associate Professor, Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga


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Centre for South Asian Civilizations

Centre for South Asian Studies


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