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Lords of the Deccan

Art, Literature, and the Global World of Medieval South Asia

VENUE : Online
12 February6:00 PM (IST)
Lords of the Deccan

Deep Dive is an in-depth exploration of global art, design, histories and knowledge that helps us better understand the evolution of cultures, of our place in the world and more

Lords of the Deccan: Southern India from the Chalukyas is a new history of medieval India. Weaving together art history, military history, global trade and literature from the period, the book explores medieval Indian lives in all their emotional complexity and striking humanity and ambition. In a departure from earlier historiography about the period, Lords of the Deccan attempts to read art historical materials alongside epigraphical sources to uncover new nuances and layers of meaning.

Join the book’s author, Anirudh Kanisetti, as he introduces the vast world of medieval India and how sculpture and architecture reveal the ambitions, lives and politics of their makers and patrons.

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Anirudh Kanisetti


Anirudh Kanisetti is the author of Lords of the Deccan. Holding a first-class honours degree from BITS Pilani and having previously worked at the Takshashila Institution, he is currently an Editor at MAP Academy, where he focuses on pre-modern South Indian art. He has received grants from the Princeton Center for Digital Humanities and the India Foundation for the Arts, and his writings and work have been featured in The Hindu, The New Indian Express, LiveMint and ThePrint, among others. He hosts two critically acclaimed podcasts – Echoes of India and Yuddha.

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