Scents of India Gardens with Bharti Lalwani and Nicolas Roth

In the episode, Isabelle Imbert welcomes Bharti Lalwani, art critic and perfume maker, and Dr Nicolas Roth, visual librarian at Harvard University Library, gardener and historian of horticultural knowledge and practices in India. Bharti and Nicolas have collaborated on an online exhibition: Bagh-e Hind, the Garden of India, a unique project combining art history and perfume making to recreate smells of Rajput and Mughal paintings. In the episode, they talk about the creation of the exhibition, smells, shared visual cultures, the accessibility of art history to all, and more.

Mentioned in the Episode and Further Links

Sketch of the Bagh-e Hind process (courtesy of Bharti Lalwani)

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