Special Event: Cultural Worlds At The Jaipur Court 8th October Copy


To celebrate the publication of Masterpieces at the Jaipur Court, edited by Mrinalini Venkateswaran and Giles Tillotson, the Society will be hosting a study day on the topic of Cultural Worlds at the Jaipur Court featuring presentations from leading academics in the field.

For the full programme please CLICK HERE.

Please note this is a ticketed event:
Student Members RAS  £20 with lunch/ £50 with lunch and dinner

Students £25 with lunch/ £55 with lunch and dinner

Members; £20 with lunch / £55 with lunch and dinner

Non-Members £30 with lunch/ £65 with lunch and dinner

NB: Drinks not included with dinner.

Dinner will be at the Rajasthani restaurant Chokhi Dhani in Vauxhall. For the menu please see here: https://chokhidhani.co.uk/menu/   Please inform us if you have any dietary requirements.

In order to register please contact Matty Bradley at mb@royalasiaticsociety.org who will provide payment details.

Deadline for registration is 20th September.


Panel 1: Foundations
Chair: Alison Ohta

Multi-Layered Identities: the Reception of Mughal Paintings by the Kachhwahas of Amber-Jaipur
Ursula Weekes

The Clouds Part to Reveal the Sun of Yoga: a Manuscript of the Long Lost Yogabhāskara
James Mallinson

Educating the Rajputs: The Persian Manuscript Tradition
Vivek  Gupta

Panel 2: Transitions
Chair: Jagjeet Lally

Individual Artists vs. Performing Types: Jaipur Paintings of Performing Arts
Katherine Butler Schofield

Sex Education: Etiquette and Play in a Dynastic History
Richard David Williams

Cultures of Cloth at the Jaipur Court
Sylvia Houghteling

Panel 3: New Directions
Chair: Norbert Peabody

Jaipur’s Transition from Mughal Ally to Rajput Revival Centre Expressed in Arms
Robert Elgood

This is Not the Maharaja of Jaipur: Photography in the Manner of
Sawai Ram Singh II
Renate Dohmen

An Architectonics of Ornament: Painting, Architecture, and Design in Nineteenth-century Jaipur
Shivani Sud

Closing comments
Giles Tillotson

Panel Discussion & Book Launch
moderated by Giles Tillotson, with Karen Knorr,
Laura Weinstein, Sonika Soni, Aparna Andhare

‘Masterpieces at the Jaipur Court’ will be available for sale at the event.