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

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 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"

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 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 artist... 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

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 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

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 26 Jul 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
Later Mughals : 1719 - 1739
By William Irvine
Edited by Jadunath Sarkar
Published by M.C.Sarkar & Sons, Calcutta - 1922
Volume 2

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Emperor Muhammad Shah
Painting, Opaque watercolour on pap... Read More
 26 Jul 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
Later Mughals : 1707 - 1720
By William Irvine
Edited by Jadunath Sarkar
Published by M.C.Sarkar & Sons, Calcutta - 1922
Volume 1

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Emperor Farrukhsiyar
Painting, Opaque watercolour and go... Read More
 24 Jul 2016 Rare Paintings
The wedding procession of Prince Dara Shikoh

DescriptionPainting on both sides of paper. Recto: Prince Dara Shikoh rides on a white horse clad in patterned gold jama, gold and orange patka and gold turban. An attendant with morchal follows on foot behind. This is the procession of Dara Shikoh's ... Read More
 24 Jul 2016 Rare Paintings
Prince Murad Bakhsh and Prince Aurangzeb
Mughal India, about 1630

Opaque watercolour and gold on paper.

The two portraits of Mughal princes have been pasted to the same page and overpainted. On the left Murad Baksh, Shah Jahan's youngest son, wears pearls strung with emeralds and rubies, a pear... Read More
 24 Jul 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Khulasatu-t-Tawarikh
By Sujan Rai Bhandari of Batala (1680-1700)
Edited by M. Zafar Hasan
Printed at J & Sons Press, Delhi - 1918

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 17 Jul 2016 New Books
New Book:
The Sikh Zafar-namah of Guru Gobind Singh: A Discursive Blade in the Heart of the Mughal Empire
By Louis E. Fenech
Published by Oxford University Press - 2013

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Louis E. Fenech offers a compelling new exami... Read More
 17 Jul 2016 New Books
New Book:
Zafarnama of Guru Gobind Singh
By Professor Sunderjit Singh
Published by Singh Brothers, Amritsar - 2003

Zafarnamah is a historical letter of victory written by Guru Gobind Singh to emperor Aurangzeb in 1706 A.D. The letter, written in lucid Persian, depicts the spirit of Chardi Kala a... Read More
 17 Jul 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
History of Aurangzib based on original sources
By Sir Jadunath Sarkar (1870-1958)
Published by M.C.Sarkar and Sons, Calcutta - 1912
Volume 2

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 17 Jul 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
History of Aurangzib based on original sources
Reign of Shah Jahan
By Sir Jadunath Sarkar (1870-1958)
Published by M.C.Sarkar and Sons, Calcutta - 1912
Volume 1

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 17 Jul 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Anecdotes of Aurangzib
Translated into English with notes and historical essays
By Sir Jadunath Sarkar (1870-1958)
Published by M.C.Sarkar and Sons, Calcutta - 1917

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Watercolour, Mosque of A... Read More
 19 Apr 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Babur: Diarist and Despot
By Stephen Meredith Edwardes (1873-1927)
Published by A.M.Philpot Ltd., London -1926

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Portrait of the Mughal emperor Babur; single-page painting on detached alb... Read More
 19 Apr 2016 Rare BOOKS
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 Padshah Ghazi by Annette Susannah Beveridge
Published by Luzac & Co., London - 1922
Volume 2

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 19 Apr 2016 Rare BOOKS
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 Padshah Ghazi by Annette Susannah Beveridge
Published by Luzac & Co., London - 1922
Volume 1

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