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Sonal Khullar
ART H 214
Seattle Campus

Art of India: Mohenjo-Daro to the Mughals

Surveys the material culture and artistic production of South Asia, which includes the present-day nation states of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, from antiquity until the early modern period.

Class description

The course will survey the material culture and artistic production of South Asia, which includes the present-day nation states of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, from antiquity until the early modern period. We shall attend to traditional art historical concerns such as the role of the artist, treatment of materials, systems of patronage, development of style, theories of aesthetics, and iconographic analysis. We shall also relate South Asian art to its social contexts, emphasizing exchange and interaction between cultures and groups, including but not limited to artists, pilgrims, merchants, warriors, and kings; Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, Muslims, Sikhs, and Christians; Indians, Persians, Europeans, Central Asians, and Southeast Asians.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures and discussion. Because discussion is an integral part of the course, participation is vital to the success of the class, as well as your grade.

Recommended preparation

None

Class assignments and grading

One midterm exam, one short paper, one final exam and class participation.

One midterm exam (30%), one short paper (30%), one final exam (30%) and class participation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Sonal Khullar
Date: 03/10/2011