Gouache painting on paper of BAHADUR SHAH II seated on a chair with lion claw feet, on a terrace. Bahadur Shah II is lavishly attired, wearing a multi-coloured shawl over his shoulder and waist and jewellery at his neck, wrists and arms. He holds a huqqa pipe in his left hand and rests his right ...
The mystery of Bahadur Shah’s crown
By K.R.N. Swamy
Tribune India - June 2000
As he fled from the Red Fort at Delhi, as its capture by the Birtish became imminent on September 14, 1857, Bahadur Shah the last Mughal Emperor, carried with him his most precious treasure: a box containing three bear...
Europeanised in its full-face portraiture and modelling, this sadly gazing nobleman is the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah II (r.1837-1858). Like his father, seen in the previous painting [LI118.33], he ruled India in name only, and his domains hardly...
Persian Portraits, Etc.
Double view. On left: Album leaf (verso). Portrait. The bow-bearer of Shah ?Abbas. On right: Album leaf (recto); painting. Vishnu as Matsya returning the Vedas to Brahman. On paper.
Late 17th century
The truth about Aurangzeb
By Francois Gautier
Rediff.com - February 16, 2007
Thus, we thought we should get at the root of the matter. History (like journalism) is about documentation and first-hand experience. We decided to show Aurangzeb according to his own documents. There are an i...
Nobleman smoking on a terrace
North India, c. 1670
A Mughal nobleman, possibly an officer serving with Aurangzeb’s armies in the Deccan, sits drinking from a porcelain wine-cup, while a youth in a flowered robe holds the hookah steady for him. Further youthful attendants stand at either side....
Photograph of the Bibi-ka-Maqbara, or Queen's Tomb, in Aurangabad, taken by Deen Dayal in the 1880s, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of HH the Nizam's Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892'. This tomb, built in 1678, is the most well known building i...