The Mughals are perhaps the best-known empire in India. Yet, popular conceptions of the Mughals are often skewed based on centuries of being used for propaganda by different groups. In this one-hour virtual storytelling session, we discover what life was like in the court of the Mughals, the self-proclaimed emperors of Hindustan.
Duration: 1 hour
What you need: An internet-enabled device with a decent internet connection
Recommended: Headphones and your favorite snack and beverage!
Mughal suzerainty over much of India lasted nominally for about 300 years. However, it was the age of the Great Mughals, the 180 years from 1526 CE to 1707 CE, that really set the tone for what came after. At the height of its power, the writ of the empire ruled from Delhi to the southern-most parts of India.
Inb a one-hour virtual storytelling, we take a look at what it meant to be Mughal. Using an extensive array of paintings contemporary to the times we are looking at, we try and decipher what life was like in medieval India, what were their preoccupations and motivations. We also explore the link between what Mughal liufe actually was, and what we perceive it to be in populat opinion.
We will do this session on Zoom – you can experience Mughal life right from the comfort and safety of your homes!
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