Nap Time in early Modern South Asia

Q: If your audience could take one thing away from their visit to Bagh-e Hind, what is it? 

A: Defiance. This project emerges from my refusal to be erased while opting to chase pleasure instead. In fact, our garden cedes pleasure to the audience, an indulgent daydream where weary minds can rest on abundant beauty or slowly meander between fragrant parterres of the past and the present. Bagh-e Hind is an invitation to viewers to fall asleep beneath the flowers.

 

Bharti Lalwani

Translating Mughal Paintings into Scents: An Interview with the Curators of Bagh-e Hind, Hazine, 7th February 2022 

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