Sensory Travels: Landscape and Maps from Early Modern India

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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.


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

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

Samira Sheikh
Associate Professor, Department of History, Vanderbilt University

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


Centre for South Asian Civilizations

Centre for South Asian Studies

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