Painting for the Mughal Emperor: The Art of the Book, 1560-1660

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This work provides a detailed survey of the Victoria and Albert's renowned collection of painting from the great age of the Mughals, covering the reigns of three emperors: Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan. The book traces the evolution of the art of the Mughals. Their land, which they called Hindustan, was a conquered one, their language was Persian; they employed Hindu and Muslim artists and commissioned books and paintings with themes drawn from these cultural and religious traditions, and from Europe. This complex ...

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