25 September 2013
SOAS alumnus, George Michell, authority on Indian architecture, gives a series of lectures on the Deccan at SOAS next month.
The expert, who graduated in Indian Archaeology at SOAS, University of London, is author of “Architecture and Art of the Deccan Sultanates” (with Mark Zebrowski), and “Discovering the Deccan: A Panoramic Journey Through Historical Landscapes & Monuments” (with Helen Philon).
‘INDIA: Treasures of the Deccan’ will take place on 2, 9, 16 and 23 October 2013 at the Brunei Gallery at SOAS. The lectures are ‘Temples of the Early Chalukyas: Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal’, ‘Imperial Magnificence: Hampi Vijayanagara’, ‘Sultanate Splendour: Gulbarga, Bidar, Bijapur, Golconda’ and ‘Courtly Arts: Miniature Painting, Metalwork, Textiles’.
The event draws on Michell’s research over 20 years at the sites in the Deccan, including surveys of the temples in and around Badami, and the ruins of the imperial city of Hampi Vijayanagara, covering a period of 1,000 years.
A cultural melting pot, the Deccan lies on the great plateau of south-central India where for centuries disparate styles have blended, from ancient Hindu and Buddhist to medieval Islamic; with ideas and motifs coming from traders from Persia, central Asia and Abyssinia.Admission is free and no booking is required.
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