Category Archive: Mughal India

Strange Creatures in the Margins

As I briefly mentioned the art of marginal design as one of the arts of Islamic manuscript production in my previous post, I thought I would share a few details from a very… Continue reading

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Time-travelling Mughal Architecture

The Emperor Shah Jahan, who reigned over the vast Mughal empire in India from 1628 – 1658, was responsible for some of the most exquisite architecture ever seen. The favorite grandson of Emperor… Continue reading

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A Mughal Masterpiece at The British Museum

This painting is called “The assembled animals complain to the raven of their mistreatment at the hands of man” British Museum catalogue number 1920.0917.05  , an illustration to one of the animal fables… Continue reading

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