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The Architecture and Artifacts of Dargahs in the Deccan

The Architecture and Artifacts of Dargahs in the Deccan
4 Bancroft Ave., Bancroft bldg. room 200B
Time: Jan 30th, 2:00 pm End: Jan 30th, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), South Asian, Religion, Study of (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, Archaeology, 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Lecture by Marika Sardar, San Diego Museum of Art

The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts on Translation and the Multiplicity of Languages is pleased to present

Marika Sardar, Associate Curator of Southern Asian and Islamic Art, San Diego Museum of Art

The Architecture and Artifacts of the Dargahs in the Deccan

Dargahs are shrine complexes centered around the tomb of Sufi saints, and in India are visited by supplicants of all faiths. Several such historic shrines located in the central region of India called the Deccan will be the focus of this talk. They were founded between the fourteenth and seventeenth century and while their architectural forms relate to contemporary funerary monuments built for royalty, the spaces in and around the tombs were social spaces that functioned uniquely. These social functions will be considered alongside objects used in the religious rituals of blessing in dargahs, as well as paintings depicting royal visits to dargahs, identified as part of research for an upcoming exhibition of Deccani art.

The other events in this series are:

The series Exchanging Glances: Imag(in)in Hindu-Muslim Visual Pieties in the Deccan is sponsored by:


This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required.  For further information, please contact the Jackman Humanities Institute, (416) 946-0313.

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