Music of Courtly India Talk
Join Dr Imma Ramos, the British Museum’s curator of the South Asia collections, as she explores ragamala paintings and their history between the 17th and 19th centuries across the Rajput, Mughal and Sultanate courts in India. From representations of forest-dwelling snake charmers and yogis to musicians and women of the court, she will discuss their rich and varied iconography as well as their essential relationship to poetry and music.
Imma Ramos is curator of the South Asia collections at the British Museum in London where she works on material dating from the tenth century to the present. Her research interests revolve around the relationship between religion, politics and gender in South Asian visual culture. She is the author of Pilgrimage and Politics in Colonial Bengal: The Myth of the Goddess Sati (Routledge: London & New York, 2017) and has published in journals including Art History (2014), The Journal of South Asian Studies (2015) and The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts (2015). Imma completed her BA, MPhil and PhD in Art History at the University of Cambridge.
This talk is part of the Music of Courtly India Exhibition which is in partnership with The British Museum. Please see;https://blackburnmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/music-of-courtly-india/