Art Department to hold lecture with Adrienne Fast Nov. 5

Western Today staff

Adrienne Fast, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of British Columbia, will give a talk at Western Washington University entitled “A Tale of Two Ramayanas: The Role of Picture Production in Negotiating Religious Difference in Mughal India,” from 4-5 p.m on Monday, Nov.5. in Communications Facility room 115.

The talk is free to the general public.

Fast will introduce Mughal visual culture in general before then delving into the ways in which the story of the Ramayana (and the opportunities offered by its representation in painting) offered both the Islamic and the Hindu courts a uniquely effective tool of artistic and political propaganda during the Mughal era.

For more information please contact Western’s Department of Art at (360) 650-3660.