Hot Docs – Cultural Dynasties:
The Art and Architecture of
South Asia’s Glorious
In this exciting new series from Curious Minds favourite Professor Sudharshan Durayappah, take a journey through the fascinating art and architecture that flourished in the kingdoms of South Asia during the Middle Ages. Exploring fascinating regions, kingdoms and epochs that were not covered in his previous, highly popular courses on South Asian art and design (The Treasures of South Asia, The Treasures of the Ancient Silk Routes), this new series will explore how the interactions and rivalries between three dynasties in modern day India and Sri Lanka produced a vibrant cosmopolitan culture and some of the most opulent art and architecture the world has ever seen.
Led by Professor Sudharshan Durayappah, who teaches in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto. A leading scholar of art history, religion and culture, he has also served as a lecturer at the Aga Khan Museum and a history teacher at the Royal Ontario Museum.