In this lecture series Dr George Michell offers a broad-ranging introduction to the varied traditions of architecture, painting, sculpture and the fine arts that flourished in sixteenth century India.
13-04: Sultanate Traditions: Sultans of Delhi, Bengal & Gujarat
This lecture examines Islamic architecture and art in North, East and West India focusing on the royal tombs at Delhi and Sasaram; mosques at Gaur; tombs at Ahmedabad; miniature painting at the courts of Mandu and Gaur.
20-04: Rise of the Mughals
This lecture addresses the emperors Humayun and Akbar and the royal citadels at Agra and Fatehpur Sikri.
27-04: The Rajputs
This lecture examines the warrior culture of Rajasthan by addressing the fortified palaces at Chitor, Gwalior and Bundi, the temples at Brindavan and Amber and the Mewar style of miniature painting.
This lecture discusses the art traditions of the greatest of all Hindu empires of South India: the temples at Hampi, Lepakshi, Kanchipuram and Vellore, palaces at Chandragiri.