Garden as Paradise. The Mughal Char-Bagh Tradition

The lecture connects to the exhibition The Splendor of India's Architectural Heritage, Geert Robberechts being its co-curator. It will focus on gardens as the core of Mughal culture. Originally nomads, Mughals laid out their gardens as their palaces, where they would live, enjoy music, dance, poetry, and admire the colours and the smells of flowers and trees. The quintessence of their garden art is the char bagh (fourfold garden) that is rooted in the Persian garden tradition and also takes inspiration from the quranic description of Paradise. This link with Paradise explains the tradition of char baghs as tomb gardens, of which the most famous example is the Taj Mahal.

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Where? Romaanse Poort A.0.6, Brusselsestraat 63, 3000 Leuven
When? 04.12.2013 from 16.00 until 18.00 uur

Participation is free, but prior registration is required at