Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India

Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India

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Peacock in the Desert traces the evolution of royal identity in the kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur in southwestern Rajasthan from the 17th century to the establishment of independence after 1947.

This publication offers a new perspective on the acquisition and commissioning of objects through patronage, diplomacy, matrimonial alliances, trade, and conquest. It sheds fresh light on the influential role of women at the royal courts and examines monarchies as lenses onto cross-cultural relationships, engaging in a multicultural exchange. Throughout the book, the multidisciplinary approach to artistic and cultural exchange offers ground breaking insights, unfolding crucial details within the story of India’s royal visual splendor.

This exhibition will be on view at Seattle Art Museum from October 18, 2018 through January 21, 2019.

Hardcover: 296 pages

Publisher: Yale University Press (2018)

ISBN-13: 9780300232967

Dimensions: 12 x 9.75 x 1.25 inches


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