Adult Programs

Raja Deen Dayal: Revealed

Raja Deen Dayal Photograph

FREE. RSVP required.

Explore the diversity and complexity of the photography in India through an exploration of one of ROM's newest exhibitions, Between Princely India and the British Raj: The Photography of Raja Deen Dayal. Rahaab Allana gives an overview of the history of Indian photography, connecting the archive with contemporary practice. Dr. Deepali Dewan & Dr. Deborah Hutton talk about their research and insights into Raja Deen Dayal (1844-1905), known as India's Prince of Photographers, putting his life and art into context against the backdrop of 19th century India and revealing  his role in fashioning a new identity for the emerging nation.


Rahaab Allana is Curator of The Alkazi Collection of Photography, New Delhi, and Editor-in-chief of PIX, an independent photography quarterly that presents the work of young photographers on a given theme.



ROM Senior Curator Dr. Deepali Dewan is an art historian with a special interest in the visual cultures of South Asia, and author of Embellished Reality: Indian Painting Photographs.




Dr. Deborah Hutton is Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at The College of New Jersey, and author of The Art of the Court of Bijapur.





Dr. Deepali Dewan & Dr. Deborah Hutton are co-authors of a major new book, Raja Deen Dayal: Artist-Photographer in Nineteenth-Century India (ACP in association with Mapin, 2013) which will be launched at this event.


Following the event ROM Members are invited to a members only reception. Click HERE to register.



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