Sunday at the Met—Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy
Celebrate the history and culture of Hyderabad with a lecture by author William Dalrymple followed by an original performance by Preeti Vasudevan and her dance company Thresh inspired by the life of Deccan poetess Mah Laqa Bai Chanda.
Friday Focus Conversation—In the Footsteps of India's Deccan Sultans: A Photographic Journey
Curator Navina Najat Haidar and photographer Antonio Martinelli explore the Deccan sultanates as captured through Martinelli’s photographs.
Deccan Symposium—Day 1, Session 1: Painting and Pen
Deccan Symposium—Day 1, Session 2: Objects in Circulation
Deccan Symposium—Day 1, Session 3: Center and Periphery
Deccan Symposium—Day 2, Session 1: Imprints of Sultanate Architecture
Deccan Symposium—Day 2, Session 2: Architectural Heritage, Research, and Site Management
Deccan Symposium—Day 2, Session 3: Masterpieces Up Close
In this audio tour, discover the lyrical and otherworldly qualities found in the rich artistic traditions of the Deccan courts, and find out how extensive trade networks and cultural exchanges at the time influenced the creation of these extraordinary artworks. Curators Navina Haidar and Marika Sardar, Senior Research Assistant Courtney Stewart, and Conservator Yana van Dyke discuss the exhibition's key pieces.
A Parrot Perched on a Mango Tree; a Ram Tethered Below, ca. 1630–70. Golconda. Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper. Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art, Hyderabad