March 5, 2007

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Rushdie’s Sheth Lecture explores crowning achievement of Indian art

In his Feb. 25 Sheth Lecture in Indian Studies, Salman Rushdie related tales of demons, dragons and “derring-do” as depicted in 16th-century Mughal art. Taking his audience on a journey through the “highly fantasized space of the 16th-century imagination,” “The Composite Artist” was part art lecture, part history lesson and wholly entertaining storytelling.

The late 1500s, a “hinge moment in history” and the historical context for Rushdie’s next novel, marked the “half-century-long reign of one of the most remarkable rulers the world has ever known,” the “Grand Mughal” Akbar.

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