Life in the Mughal Court

Next on Sunday, 18 October 2020

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
Cost: USD 12 / INR 750 per person
Platform: Zoom
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!

Praise for our virtual events

Wonderful lecture Navin. Thanks so much — K

Trilogy session of Navin… Excellent walk the talk and finally the storytelling of the Siege of Golconda. We were back to the days of 8 months siege and got to know about the Shahs and Alamgir of Mughals. Thank you Navin, we look forward to more from you — SR

Excellent session Navin, thank you — R

It was like watching a movie Navin, you made it so interesting thank you — B

Thank you Navin. That was a wonderful session. Very beautiful pictures n well narrated story — A

Awesome walking through the fort. You gave more awesome way of storytelling which made the climb very easy. Thanks Navin — SR

Gem of a session — KR

Excellent session by Navin — JN

Very interesting session, Navin. Thanks for sharing your insights and interpretations that made the virtual walk special — LSK

Thank you Navin you have done in-depth study of the Qutub Shahis, we were lucky to listen to you and see the pictures — B

For taking us virtually to Golconda fort and an excellent Diamond Exhibition – Marvelous it was. Thank you so much Navinji — MM

Brilliant one Navin. I watched it like a fantasy movie. Similarly it has other parts too 🤩. Great storytelling👏🏽👏🏽

A great walk and talk tour Navin. Must have a real walk sometimes in the near future. 😊 Tombs can also tell Real tales as you did . Story teller of history… Thank you Navin

The entire webinar was indeed very novel. Kudos Navin!

It felt like we were actually there thank you Navin for taking us on a journey in this lockdown special

Fantastic session from Navin. The visuals took us on a virtual tour.

Navin Fantastic session.Well done.

That was a very interesting use of street view. Thank you Navin look forward to joining your Hyderabad walk some day.

Enjoyed the walk with you down the Qutb road.

Hi Navin, Im a tourist guide in Malaysia. Following the other with you was an awesome experience. You were so good so informative and i felt as though i was there in person..felt the son the breeze..even heard the birds in the park. Your story telling was brilliant. And Im missing my guiding so much now. Thank you Navin.

The video was good had the feeling of being there looking forward to the next episode

It was a wonderful and enriching experience.

Very inspiring and interesting guided online tour of the Qutub Shahi Tombs. Great Architecture, interesting to know the emperors had to built their own tombs. Thank you.

Very knowledgeable speaker who could hold our attention. Thanks

Sunday 18 Oct 2020 - 4 to 5 pm India Time

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