The Grand Mughals - Babur to Bahadur Shah Zafar (1526-1857)

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 5 Apr 2017 Rare Manuscripts
Two leaves from an illustrated manuscript, probably of the Ramayana
Shorapur, late 18th Century

Persian manuscript on paper, one and two columns of text in nasta'liq script in black ink with one heading in red, intercolumnar rules in black, inner margins ruled in colours and gold, probably trim... Read More
 28 Mar 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Tezkereh al Vakiat or Private Memoirs of the Moghul Emperor Humayun
Written in the Persian language by Jouher
Translated by Major Charles Stewart (1764-1837)
Published by Oriental Translation Fund, London - 1832

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 27 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
Akbar Watches a Battle between Mughal army and Sanyasis at Thaneshwar
By Basawan Asi
India, Mughal dynasty, possibly Pakistan, 1590–95
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Battle of Thanesar, (also known as the Battle of the Ascetics) was fought during the summer in the year 1567, near Thanesa... Read More
 27 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
Akbar Watches a Battle between Two Rival Groups of Sanyasis at Thaneshwar
By Basawan and Asi
India, Mughal dynasty, possibly Pakistan, 1590–95
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Battle of Thanesar, (also known as the Battle of the Ascetics) was fought during the summer in the year 1567, near ... Read More
 27 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
A Party of Kanphat Yogis Resting around a Fire
By Mas’ud
India, Mughal dynasty, 1630-40

Tinted drawing with gold; on an album leaf with inner border of marbled paper and an outer border of leaf-motifs in blue and gold.

Credit: © The British Library Board, Johnson Album Read More
 27 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
Babur’s 1519 Visit to Gurkhattri, from Vaki’at-i Baburi (The Memoirs of Babur)
By Kesu Khurd
India, Mughal dynasty, ca. 1590-93

Digital Rare Book:
The Babur-nama in English (Memoirs of Babur)
By Babur, Emperor of Hindustan (1483-1530)
Translated from the original Turki text of Zahiru'd-din... Read More
 27 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
The Yogis at Gurkhattri, from Vaki’at-i Baburi (The Memoirs of Babur)
By Gobind
India, Mughal dynasty, ca. 1590

Digital Rare Book:
The Babur-nama in English (Memoirs of Babur)
By Babur, Emperor of Hindustan (1483-1530)
Translated from the original Turki text of Zahiru'd-din Muhammad Babur Pad... Read More
 27 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
Mughals visit an Encampment of "Sadhus," from the St. Petersburg Album

India, Mughal dynasty, ca. 1635.
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Credit: St. Petersburg Institute of Oriental Manuscripts Read More
 26 Mar 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
How ascetics and yogis were depicted in Indian paintings from the Mughal era.
By J.P.Losty
Published in Scroll.in

A look at illustrated historical manuscripts and Deccani paintings from the British Library.

Being invited to give a series of three lectures on this wide-ranging topic at a ... Read More
 9 Mar 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Compass Of Truth or Risala-i-Haq-Numa
By Muhammad Dara Shikoh
Rendered into English by Rao Bahadur Srisa Chandra Vasu
Published by The Panini Office, Allahabad - 1912

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This is a small pamph... Read More
 8 Mar 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Mughal Empire (1526 - 1803 A.D.)
By Ashirbadi Lal Srivastava
Published by Shiva Lal Agarwala & Co., Agra - 1959

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Muḥammad AmÄ«n ibn AbÄ« al-Ḥusayn QazvÄ«nÄ«. پادشاهنامه Û... Read More
 8 Mar 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:

The Religious Policy of the Mughal Emperors
By Sri Ram Sharma
Published by Asia Publishing House, Bombay - 1940

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About the Book:

The historians have variously described the nature of the Mughal State in India. Description that the Mu... Read More
 7 Mar 2017 Article/Essay
Article:
Persian poet's 700-year-old manuscript, signed by Shah Jahan, at Asiatic Society
By Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey
Times News - Mar 6, 2017

KOLKATA: He expressed the spiritual experiences of a mystic, in love with his beloved. In his own enchanting way , he wove themes of ambiguity into his po... Read More
 14 Jan 2017 Rare Paintings
Painting illustrating the death of Kṛṣṇa and the Pandavas visiting the dying Bhishma from the epic Razmnameh. Originally from manuscript Bhishma lies in the centre of the scene surrounded immediately by kneeling attendants, while warriors and horsemen stand in the near distance amidst a roc... Read More
 14 Jan 2017 Rare Paintings
Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper,illustration to the Razm-nama (a Persian translation of the Mahabharata), the last hours of Bhisma. He lies on a bed of arrows discoursing to Yudhisthira.

Mughal
1598 ca.
Artist: 'Ali, Husain
Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

The ... Read More
 12 Jan 2017 Rare Paintings
Two Wild Buffalos from Baburnama

Painting
Artist: Mansur
Designer: Kanha
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Akbar, ca. 1589
Mughal School
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper

The first Mughal emperor, Babur (reigned 1526–30), wrote memoirs that included precise descriptions of the animals and flowe... Read More
 28 Dec 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A History of India Under the Two First Sovereigns of the House of Taimur, Baber and Humayun
By William Erskine
Published by Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London - 1854
Volume 1

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 28 Dec 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A History of India Under the Two First Sovereigns of the House of Taimur, Baber and Humayun
By William Erskine
Published by Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London - 1854
Volume 2

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 27 Dec 2016 New Books
New Book:
Maps of Mughal India
By Susan Gole
Based on illustrations by Jean Baptiste Joseph Gentil
Published by Manohar Publishers and Distributors - 2003

Gentil lived for twenty-five years in India, spending eleven of them at the court of Shuja-ud-daula. He carried from India among other thing... Read More
 25 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
Mother Mary and Child Christ
Mid 18th century, late Mughal, Muhammad Shah period

A masterpiece on a widely different theme foreign to Indian painters, the miniature represents mother Mary with child Jesus in her lap and a number of persons around. They include a bearded tall male in long saffron... Read More