Monday, July 8
ARCHITECTURE of MUGHAL
India: Places, Mosques, Gardens & Mausoleums
by John Stevens
Before British rule, India was governed by the Mughal Emperors. The stunning buildings and gardens they constructed from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries left an indelible stamp on India's cultural landscape. Mughal architecture fused elements from Islamic, Persian, Turkish, and Indian traditions, giving rise to some of the most beautiful, iconic buildings in the world. This lecture will take you on a tour of some of India's greatest buildings and examine their historical context and colourful personalities involved in their construction.
John Stevens is a research associate at SOAS, University of London, and holds a PhD in History. He teaches and publishes on British Imperial and Indian history as well as teaching Bengali and is a regular visitor to India and Bangladesh. His biography of Indian guru Keshab Chandra Sen was published in 2018. he appears regularly in the Indian media and recetnly on BBC Radio 4.
ARRIVE FROM 6:15 PM | LECTURE 7 PM
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