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

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 14 Jan 2017 Rare Paintings
Painting illustrating the death of K???a 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 rocky lan... 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

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 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 flowers... 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
 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 Jesui... 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 were fa... 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 painting, t... 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

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 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

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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 - T?r?kh-i sal?anat-i N?r al-D?n Jah?ng?r B?dsh?h
By Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan (1569-1627)
And Mu?ammad Shar?f Mu?tamad Kh?n (1639 or 1640) and M?rza Mu?ammad H?d?
Published by Ma?ba?-i Naval Kish?r, Lucknow - 1914
In Persian

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 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 hi... 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

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 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 nort... 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

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"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.

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