Kavita Singh: 2nd K. G. Subramanian Memorial Lecture In association with the Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University of Baroda
Kavita Singh presented her lecture, “Real Birds in Imagined Gardens: Mughal Painting Between Persia and Europe”, on Mughal Painting and how it has influenced by and in turn itself influenced European Artistic traditions. The lecture covered the works by Abd As’Samad and went on to speak about how patronage from the Mughal courts enabled a synthesis of Western academicism with regional Aesthetics. Kavita Singh is Professor of Art History and Dean of the School of Arts and Aesthetics, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. An alumna of the Faculty of Fine Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, from where she received her MFA, she went on to complete her PhD from the Punjab University. Her research interests include the history and historiography of Indian painting, religious objects and secularization of art; religious revivalism and its cultural forms; heritage discourse, and the history and politics of museums. She has been a Research Editor for Marg Publications before her appointment as a member of the faculty at JNU, and as a Visiting Guest Curator at the San Diego Museum of Art she co-curated the exhibition Power and Desire: South Asian Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art, Edwin Binney 3rd Collection.