Annemarie Schimmel Memorial Lecture: Landscapes of Sufi Space in Mughal Delhi and Lahore

Hosted by the Department of Islamic Art, this annual lecture features current research by leading scholars in the field.

James Wescoat, the Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Architecture in the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses how Mughal tomb-gardens often sought physical proximity to Sufi shrines in ways that reshaped them in their era, and ours. This presentation explores the evolving spatial relationships between Mughal and Sufi landscapes of Delhi and Lahore—from Humayun's tomb-garden in the Nizamuddin area of Delhi to the Mian Mir tomb-complex of Lahore.

Recorded November 4, 2011

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