Middlebury
header image

HARC0229

Islamic Art in India

Islamic Art in India
The advent of Islam as a major political power in the Indian subcontinent from the end of the 12th century produced new forms of art and architecture. We will consider how Islamic art traditions from other parts of the Islamic world were distinctively shaped and developed in India. The Muslim rulers of the Sultanates in North India, the Deccan, and the Mughal empire brought new traditions such as mosques, tombs (the Taj Mahal is the most famous), palace and garden design, lavish manuscript production, and imperial portraiture, where they were adopted and adapted in innovative ways. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
History of Art & Architecture
Department:
History of Art & Architecture
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL ART HIS

Sections

Spring 2010

HARC0229A-S10 Lecture (Packert)