Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Indian Museum Celebrating Muslim Dynasty Renamed After Hindu King

THE ARTNEWSPAPER 
By Kabir Jahal
A digital rendering of the previously named Mughal Museum in Agra India, designed by David Chipperfield Architects © David Chipperfield
Indian state officials have renamed a planned museum in the northern city of Agra that will explore the history of the Mughal Empire—a Muslim dynasty which ruled a vast portion of the subcontinent between 1526-1857—to that of a Hindu king. Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh state, announced on Monday that the Mughal Museum, which will show the art, jewellery, weapons and fashion of the former Islamic empire, will now be named after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a 17th-century Hindu warrior-king. [More