Chanchal Dadlani

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Chanchal Dadlani
Assistant Professor
Islamic Art and Architecture, South Asian Art and Architecture
(336) 758-5079
Office: Scales Fine Arts Center 108

AboutChanchal Dadlani is Assistant Professor of Art History at Wake Forest University, where she teaches the history of Islamic and South Asian art and architecture. Her research, which focuses on Mughal visual culture, has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Getty Research Institute, Fulbright-Hays, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She has published in Ars Orientalis, Artforum, and Art History on such wide-ranging topics as Mughal manuscript culture, artistic exchange between France and India, and the global reception of contemporary South Asian art. Other interests include early modern architectural practice, the urban history of Delhi, and the representation of architecture in visual and literary texts. She is currently completing a book on eighteenth-century Mughal architecture. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2009.

Selected Publications

From Stone to Paper: Architecture as History in Eighteenth-Century Mughal India (manuscript in progress)

•“Beyond the Taj Mahal: Late Mughal Visual Culture, 1658-1858,” co-authored with Yuthika Sharma, in The Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture (Blackwell Companions to Art History Series), eds. F. Barry Flood and Gülru Necipoğlu (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017).

•“Innovation, Appropriation, and Representation: Mughal Architectural Ornament in the Eighteenth Century,” in Ornament: Between Global and Local, eds. Gülru Necipoğlu and Alina Payne (Princeton, 2016).

•“Transporting India: The Gentil Album and Mughal Manuscript Culture,” Art History 38 (2015).

•“Review of Paris-Delhi-Bombay at the Centre Pompidou, Paris,” Artforum 50, 2 (October 2011).

•“The ‘Palais Indiens’ of 1774: Representing Mughal Architecture in Eighteenth-Century India,” Ars Orientalis 39, Globalizing Cultures: Art and Mobility in the Eighteenth Century (2011).

•“The Tablet and the Pen: Drawings from the Islamic World,” exhibition essay, co-authored with Ladan Akbarnia (Cambridge: Harvard University Art Museums, 2005).

CoursesART 104. Topics in World Art
ART 105. The History of World Architecture
ART 203. Islamic Art and Architecture
ART 204. South Asian Art and Architecture
ART 205. The Architecture of Devotion in South Asia
ART 206. Art and Empire: India & Europe, 1500-1900
ART 207. Imperial Islamic Architecture: the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals
ART 208. Ottoman Art and Architecture
ART 351. Topics in Gender and Art: Women, Art, and Islam
FYS 100. The Taj Mahal