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

Ordered by

Post Date
Artefacts
Article/Essay
Event
Link
New Books
Rare BOOKS
Rare Manuscripts
Rare Maps
Rare Paintings
Rare Photographs
Sculpture
Video
 25 Dec 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Astonishing Christmas-themed Mughal miniatures from the courts of Akbar and Jehangir
By Mridula Chari
Scroll.in Dec 25, 2014

Jesuits came to the Mughal court hoping to convert the emperors. Instead, the Indian rulers used Christian images for their own royal propaganda.

When Mughal emp... Read More
 25 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
Madonna and Child in a Domestic Interior

Painting by Manohar (active ca. 1582–1624)
early 17th century
Mughal

During Akbar’s reign, numerous Christian subjects were copied by Indian artists working from the illustrated Bibles, prints, and paintings that were brought to the Mughal court by J... Read More
 25 Dec 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Christian footprint in Mughal India
By B.N.Goswamy
Tribune India - Dec 14, 2014

Pictures of Christian themes were favourites as gifts to be brought by embassies to the emperor and the imperial elite.

We see them everywhere in books on Mughal painting: painters bending over their task, co... Read More
 5 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
"Dervish With a Lion", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Painting by Padarath
Calligrapher: Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi (active late 15th–early 16th century)

Persian Inscription (in lower border, in Shah Jahan’s hand): "Work of Padarath".

During the reigns of Jahangir and Shah Jahan, devotees wer... Read More
 5 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
"Jahangir and His Vizier, I'timad al-Daula", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Artist: Manohar (active ca. 1582–1624)
Calligrapher: Mir 'Ali Haravi (d. ca. 1550)

While Jahangir (r. 1605–27) and l'timad al-Daula (a title meaning "reliance of the state") greet each other formally in this paintin... Read More
 4 Dec 2016 New Books
Digital Book:
The Jahangirnama - Memoirs of Jahangir, Emperor of India
Translated and edited by Wheeler Macintosh Thackston,
Published by Freer Gallery of Art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, New York - 1999

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/2gC5uB3

Download pdf Book:

http:... Read More
 4 Dec 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
Mistress of Men - A novel on life of Nurjahan
By Flora Annie Steel
Published by Frederick A. Stokes Co., New York - 1917

Read Book online:

http://bit.ly/2fVnEi8

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/2h1sK8A

It is impossible that the life of Nurjahan the Beautiful should remain... Read More
 4 Dec 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Tuzak-i Jahangiri - Tārīkh-i salṭanat-i Nūr al-Dīn Jahāngīr Bādshāh
By Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan (1569-1627)
And Muḥammad Sharīf Muʻtamad Khān (1639 or 1640) and Mīrza Muḥammad Hādī
Published by Maṭbaʻ-i Naval Kishūr, Lucknow - 1914
In Persian

Re... Read More
 3 Dec 2016 Artefacts
Inkpot of the Emperor Jahangir
dated A.H. 1028/A.D. 1618–19

Sturdy, monumental, artfully rounded, richly adorned, and so weighty and well balanced that it could hardly be overturned, this dignified and useful inkpot can be seen as a poetic visual symbol of the empire inherited by Jahangir. If ... Read More
 3 Dec 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
History of Jahangir
By Francis Gladwin
Edited by Rao Bahadur K.V. Ramaswami Aiyangar
Published by B G Paul & Co., Madras - 1930

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/2g59Yzi

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/2gSI8Yi

Image:
"Shah Jahan on Horseback", Folio from the Shah Jahan Albu... Read More
 2 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
Deposition from cross with rejoicing angels, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, ca. 1590-1600.

This painting was probably done for the Mughal emperor Jahangir (r.1605–1627) when he was still a prince living in the 1590s at Lahore, the northern capital of the Mughal empire, now in no... Read More
 2 Dec 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
Jahangir and the Jesuits
By Father Fernao Guerreiro
Translated by C.H. Payne
Published by George Routledge & Sons, London - 1930

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/2ghHO1K

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/2fPsH3v

Book Extract:
"When Jahangir ascended the throne, Father Xavie... Read More
 2 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
Pair of Tibetan Cranes, after a 17th century original by Mansur, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, ca. 1800.

Text and image credit: Copyright: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London Read More
 2 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
Himalayan blue-throated barbet, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, by Mansur, Mughal, first half 17th century.

Marks and inscriptions:

"amal-e nader al-asr Ostad Mansur naqqash Work of Wonder of the Age Ostad Mansur"

Text and image credit: Copyright: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London Read More
 2 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
Indian black buck, by Manohar, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, ca. 1616.

The study of an Indian black buck being led by its keeper was painted by the Mughal court artist Manohar, who signed his work on the green ground at top and bottom of the painting. The posture of the keeper... Read More
 2 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
A Zebra, by Mansur, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, 1621.

The zebra in this painting was presented to the Mughal emperor Jahangir (r. 1605-1627) by Mir Ja'far who had acquired it from some Turks who had travelled to India from Africa. Jahangir wrote on the painting (in Persian, the... Read More
 2 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
Turkey cock, by Mansur, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, ca. 1612

The painting of a North American turkey cock done for the Mughal emperor Jahangir (r. 1605-1627) records its arrival at the court in 1612. Jahangir had asked his friend Muqarrab Khan to procure rarities of any kind at... Read More
 2 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
A Himalayan Cheer Pheasant
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Mughal, ascribed to Mansur
c. 1620

Mansur is famous for his studies of birds, animals and flowers. He began his illustrious career during Akbar’s reign and continued to work in the royal library for Jahangir. He and other arti... Read More
 2 Dec 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe to the court of the Great Mogul, 1615-1619, as narrated in his journal and correspondence
By Sir Thomas Roe
Edited by William Foster
Printed for The Hakluyt Society, London - 1899
Volume 2

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/2g1iijF

Download pdf boo... Read More
 2 Dec 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe to the court of the Great Mogul, 1615-1619, as narrated in his journal and correspondence
By Sir Thomas Roe
Edited by William Foster
Printed for The Hakluyt Society, London - 1899
Volume 1

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/2gIVwv6

Download pdf bo... Read More