Going Global in Mughal India
Going Global in Mughal India is a digital album that pays homage to the Mughal muraqqa’ by mimicking some aspects of its form, even while adapting and updating it for a scholarly project of the twenty-first century. Supported by a grant from the Arts and Sciences Committee on Faculty Research and the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University, I have undertaken this project as a cultural historian interested in documenting cartographic practices in the Indian subcontinent. The paintings I have brought together in this album are complex entities and may be variously analyzed, but my primary concern is with “the calculated display” of the globe of the earth within the frame of each work.
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