Chanchal Dadlani

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

AboutChanchal Dadlani is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at Wake Forest University, where she teaches the history of Islamic and South Asian art and architecture. Her research focuses on the early modern Islamic lands and South Asia, with an emphasis on Mughal visual culture. Other interests include artistic encounters between France and the Mughal empire; the urban history of Delhi; the representation of Mughal monuments in nineteenth-century texts; early modern architectural practice; and the global reception of contemporary South Asian art. Her work has been published in Ars Orientalis and Artforum, and has been supported by grants from the Mellon Foundation and Fulbright-Hays. She is currently preparing a book manuscript entitled From Empire to City: Architecture as History in Eighteenth-Century Mughal India. Previously, she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University in 2009.

Selected Publications

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

•“Promiscuous Marble: Architecture and Ornament in Eighteenth-Century India,” in Ornament as Portable Culture, eds. Gülru Necipoğlu and Alina Payne (forthcoming).

•“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 (under contract with Wiley-Blackwell, expected 2014).

•“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