• Book Culture, Royal Libraries, and Persianate Painting in Bijapur, circa 1580-1630

    Author(s):
    Keelan Overton (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Subject(s):
    Iranian studies, India, Persian, Art history, Manuscript culture
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/qhzr-0p75
    Abstract:
    This article explores Ibrahim ‘Adil Shah II (r. 1580-1627) and his Bijapur court in light of Indo-Persian processes of taste, intellectualism, and migration. Bijapur is first positioned as a critical stop in cultural peregrinations between Safavid Iran and Mughal India, and Ibrahim is explored as a collector of coveted books, a hitherto uncharted aspect of his identity that confirms his participation, via the mediation of Iranian elites, in widespread patterns of Perso-Islamic sovereignty. Attention subsequently focuses on the itinerant painter Farrukh Husayn, whose most compelling works reconcile Bijapuri and Persianate paradigms while stimulating new questions about artistic agency, peripatetic experience, and knowledge transmission between Greater Iran and the Indian subcontinent.
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    Pending Review
    Last Updated:
    1 week ago
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