Dr. Dipti Khera on the Cultural Importance of 18th Century Indian Art and Architecture

Dec 21, 2020


Dr. Dipti Khera, art historian at New York University, is in conversation with Shrishti Malhotra, producer at The Swaddle, about how looking closely at art can reveal the moods of a place and time, what lake palaces from the 18th century tell us about the relationship between pleasure and water, and the ways in which local Indian artisans impacted British consumer tastes. Dr. Khera has written extensively about the themes we discuss, in her book, ‘The Place of Many Moods: Udaipur’s Painted Lands and India’s Eighteenth Century‘ published by Princeton University Press.


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