Light, Music and Learning!

Last night, Thursday 11th October, the Society welcomed Dr. Mehreen Chida-Razvi from SOAS to lecture on “The Mughal Madonna: Representations of the Virgin in Jahangiri-era Architecture” in which she queried the reasons for depictions of the Virgin in this era. She examined the politics of the images, the patronage of Jahangir and his queen, Nur Jahan, and the symbolism behind the use of the Virgin. Of course, the talk was illustrated with some beautiful examples of how artists used light and colour in their representations.