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Author: Iftikhar Dadi

Iftikhar Dadi is Associate Professor, Department of History of Art and Interim Chair, Department of Art at Cornell University. His research interests include modern South Asian & Islamic art and visual cultures, and critical and postcolonial theory.

Posts by Iftikhar Dadi


Sadequain and Calligraphic Modernism

This article examines the career of the immensely productive Sadequain Naqqash (1930-87), Pakistan’s most celebrated art­is

Miniature Painting as Muslim Cosmopolitanism

by Iftikhar Dadi Artists in Lahore have creatively reinterpreted Mughal miniature painting and its successors. The artist Chughtai initiated this process when he started to reorient his “Indian” painting towards consciously Islamic styles….

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