The South Asian Studies Council South Asia Brown Bag Series Fall 2019 presents:
Shweta Raghu, History of Art, Yale University: “Views from the Deck of a Ship: Mapping Colonial Coromandel 1600-1780.”
In this presentation, I examine Northern European images of the Coromandel Coast produced between 1600 and 1800, proposing that the coastal landscape came to stand in for Southern India as a whole during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.
Shweta Raghu studies global baroque art. Her research focuses on artistic negotiations in the Indian Ocean World, especially between the seafaring nations of Northern Europe and South Asia. Her dissertation project examines the role of the coastal landscape in shaping the visual and material cultures of early modern Southeastern India and Northern Europe. Other academic interests include global landscape studies, art and mathematics, furniture history, and postcolonial studies.
She holds an A.B. in Art History and Mathematics from Dartmouth College.