Ananda Coomaraswamy Annual Lecture
William Dalrymple, historian and author
Join award-winning historian and travel writer William Dalrymple in the inaugural lecture as he sheds new light on the fateful course of events that led to the downfall of the Mughal Empire. By the 1850s, the Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar II, was king only in name. Despite having lost all political power to the East Indian Company, he still presided over one of India’s greatest cultural renaissances. Hear how this era dissolved and how it changed India forever.
Book signing follows.
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