Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707-1857

Yuthika Sharma, William Dalrymple

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Between the years 1707 and 1857, the cultural centre of Delhi in North India was the locus of a dramatic shift of power with the decline of the Mughal Empire and the rise of the British Raj. This book brings to attention the critical transitional period altered Indian culture, politics, and art, and brought unprecedented artistic innovation and experimentation. The works discussed, based on primary research by the author arising out of her doctoral work, re-conceptualise this neglected period as a critical phase of early colonial India's art history through drawing focus on the agency of hitherto unknown local artists.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherYale University Press
Commissioning bodyAsia Society
Number of pages212
ISBN (Print)9780300176667
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2012


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