Made for Mughal Emperors

Royal Treasures from Hindustan

Author: Susan Stronge

Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited

ISBN: 9788174366962

Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 1573

Mughal Hindustan is renowned for its opulence. Under emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan the court produced some of the greatest art of the era. Artists and craftsmen came from Europe, Iran and all over the Indian subcontinent to the Mughal palaces to work. From the architecture of the Taj Mahal to the intricacies of miniatures, the artwork of the Mughal court still capivates scholars and the public alike. How did these iconic masterpieces come into being? Who built them and for what purpose? Susan Stronge's lavishly illustrated new book tells the stories behind the artwork. She traces the route from the craftsmen in their workshops to the royal family and nobles who commissioned the pieces.

Mughal Gardens

Sources, Places, Representations, and Prospects

Author: James L. Wescoat,Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 9780884022350

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 9497

Kaiserin der Rosen


Author: Indu Sundaresan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596157372

Category: Empresses

Page: 459

View: 3496

The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800

Author: Sheila Blair,Jonathan M. Bloom

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300064650

Category: Architecture

Page: 348

View: 5989

Many masterpieces of Islamic art, such as the Alhambra and the Taj Mahal, were produced during the period between the early 13th century and the advent of European colonial rule in the 19th. This work surveys the architecture and arts of the traditional Islamic lands during this era.

Indian Painting

From Cave Temples to the Colonial Period

Author: Joan Cummins

Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Boston

ISBN: 9780878467068

Category: Art

Page: 246

View: 5007

The riches of the collection of Indian manuscript painting at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston are celebrated in this thorough and beautifully illustrated oversized (9.5x10.5) volume, which focuses on a selection of 125 works. Cummins, a former curator at the MFA and now a freelance art historian, has written a detailed text which will be of inte


Author: Alois Riegl

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5877730533

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 6503

Sources of Mughal History, 1526 to 1740

Author: Manik Lal Gupta

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Distri


Category: India

Page: 118

View: 1894

The Mughal Period Was The Most Glorious Epoch In The History Of India. There Was Peace And Prosperity And An All-Round Development. It Is Rather Surprising That No Systematic Attempt Has Yet Been Made At Surveying Its Origi¬Nal Sources. The Present Study Is The First Attempt At Surveying The Original Authorities For The Mughal Period From 1526 To 1740. It Describes Published Works And Manuscripts In Persian, Sanskrit, Hindi, Gurmukhi, Marathi And In European Languages.The Present Book Is Primarily Inten¬Ded For The Serious Students Of What Is Popularly Known As Mughal History Whether He Be An Under-Graduate Aspir¬Ing To A University Degree Or A Candi¬Date For The Competitive Examinations For The Higher Administrative Services. He Will Find His Purpose Admirably Fulfilled. Even The General Reader Will Not Find It Wholly Unprofitable. There Is Much To Arouse His Interest And Awaken His Sympathy.

Muraqqaʻ Imperial Mughal Albums from the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

Author: Elaine Julia Wright,Susan Stronge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780883971543

Category: Art

Page: 500

View: 5368

Throughout history, people have assembled albums that record their lives and the world around them. Among the most remarkable of all albums ever created are those made in the years 1600-1657 for the emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan. The Mughal dynasty ruled India for more than three centuries, but the period of greatest artistic production was that of these two great emperors, and the albums of paintings and calligraphy (called muraqqa' in Persian), that they assembled now serve as a window to understanding the history and culture of this important period of Indian history. The paintings in the albums include formal (often symbolic) portraits of the emperors themselves, depictions of members of the royal family in relaxed private settings, portraits of courtiers, Sufi saints and mystics, genre scenes, and natural history subjects. This lavishly-illustrated, color catalogue, contains essays by Elaine Wright, Curator of the Islamic Collections, Chester Beatty Library, Wheeler Thackston, Lecturer, Harvard University, Susan Stronge, Curator Asia Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Steven Cohen, Textile Specialist, Independent Scholar and Author, London. Exhibition Itinerary The exhibition premieres at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (May 3 - August 3, 2008). Subsequent venues include the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan (August 23 - November 16, 2008); the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawai'i (December 17, 2008 - March 1, 2009); the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri (March 21 - June 14, 2009); and the Denver Art Museum, Colorado (July 4 - September 27, 2009).

Storia Do Mogor

Or, Mogul India, 1653-1708

Author: Niccolo Manucci

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270225358


Page: 510

View: 6467

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Architecture of Mughal India

Author: CATHERINE ASHER,Catherine Ella Blanshard Asher,Catherine Blanshard Asher,Catherine B. Asher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521267281

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

View: 8225

Traces the development and spread of architecture under the Mughal emperors who ruled the Indian subcontinent from the early-16th to the mid-19th centuries. The book considers the entire scope of architecture built under the auspices of the imperial Mughals and their subjects.

Oswaal CBSE Sample Question Papers for Class 12 History (For March 2019 Exam)

Author: Oswaal Editorial Board This latest offering Oswaal Books is developed by “Oswaal Panel of Experts”. Oswaal Books strongly believes in Making Learning Simple. To ensure student friendly yet highly exam-oriented content, we take due care in developing our Panel of Experts. Accomplished teachers with 100+ years of combined experience, Subject Matter Experts with unmatchable subject knowledge, dynamic educationists, professionals with keen interest in education and topper students from the length and breadth of the country, together form the coveted Oswaal Panel of Experts. It is with their expertise, guidance and keen eye for details that the content in each offering from Oswaal Books meets highest quality standards. No wonder, Oswaal Books holds an enviable place in every student’s heart!

Publisher: Oswaal Books

ISBN: 9388301390


Page: 168

View: 7276

12th SAMPLE QUESTION PAPERS Preparing for any Examination calls for a lot of discipline and perseverance on the part of a student. We at Oswaal Books have always strived to be a student’s closest companion, his guiding light and his trusted friend by helping him sail through this important phase with utmost ease and confidence and emerge a winner!! In order to excel, a student not only has to be updated with the latest Board curriculum but also stay focused and use necessary exam tools to his advantage. On 15th March 2018, CBSE released an updated curriculum for Academic Year 2018-2019 on which Oswaal Books has based all its Exam Preparatory Material. Oswaal Books has always been proactive to follow the changes proposed by the Board and implement the same as soon as possible to put the students, parents and teachers at ease. The Oswaal Sample Question Papers have been developed as per the latest Board guidelines in order to support the students during the crucial exam preparatory phase. They provide the most formidable combination of Questions along with top notch Learning Tools to empower the students to conquer every examination they face. Each Sample Question Paper has been designed with a lot of care and precision. Our panel of experts have tried their best to arrange each Sample Question Paper in such a way that it gives the students an exact feel of the Final Examination. Special care has been taken to keep all the solutions simple and precise. 5 Sample Papers are solved in this book itself, while for the solutions of the other 6 to 15 sample papers , you can visit and download the solutions at any time. (Refer to the QR code). Some of the key highlights of Oswaal Sample Papers are: • Ten Sample Question Papers covering important concepts from an examination perspective (1-5 solved and 6-15 for Self-Assessment*) • All Typologies of Questions specified by CBSE included for examination success • Answers from the CBSE Marking Scheme upto March 2018 Exam with detailed explanations as per the word limit for exam-oriented study • On Tips Notes for crisp revision • ‘Mind Maps’ for improved learning • Oswaal Grammar Charts to facilitate effective concept clarification (Only in English SQPs) We hope Oswaal Sample Papers empower each and every student to excel, now and always!! OSWAAL BOOKS = LEARNING MADE SIMPLE

Paintings from Mughal India

Author: Andrew Topsfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781851240876

Category: Art

Page: 184

View: 1500

A unique style of court painting, combining Persian, Indian and European elements, developed in India under the Mughal emperors in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Originally an art of book illustration, it soon gave rise to highly naturalistic portraiture and scenes of court life, among other subjects. These elegant and expressive works reflect the splendour of the Mughal empire, as well as the enthusiasm of the emperors from Akbar (1556–1605) onwards for stories of adventure and romance, for the recording of great imperial assemblies, or the meticulous depiction of the flora and fauna of India. Among the highlights of the book are the illustrations to Akbar’s magnificent Baharistan manuscript of 1595, and the court scenes from the reigns of Shah Jahan (1627–58) or the pleasure-loving Muhammad Shah (1719–48). This book reproduces many of the finest Mughal and Deccani paintings preserved in the Bodleian Library’s rich and historic collection, largely formed between 1640 and 1900. These pictures range in date from around 1560 to 1800, when British influence was becoming dominant in India. Each image is presented as a full page colour plate with facing text describing its subject and significance, while the introduction situates the works within the general context of the period and its art. A number of textual revisions have been made since the book first appeared in 2008.

Royal Mughal Ladies and Their Contributions

Author: Soma Mukherjee

Publisher: Gyan Books

ISBN: 9788121207607

Category: Harem

Page: 286

View: 6523

The present study deals with the royal Mughal ladies in details and is concerned with their achievements and contributions which till today form a part of rich cultural heritage. It provides a detailed account of the life and contributions of the royal Mughal ladies from the times of Babar to Aurangzeb's, with special emphasis on the most prominent among them.

Taj, a Story of Mughal India

Author: Timeri Murari

Publisher: Penguin Global


Category: Fiction

Page: 371

View: 8967

When his queen Arjumand Banu-Mumtaz-i-Mahal-the Chosen One of the Palace-died, Shah Jahan wanted to build a monument that was the image of his perfect love for her. For twenty-two years, twenty thousand men laboured day and night to fulfill the emperor's obsession. The result was the Taj Mahal, a marble mausoleum lined with gold, silver and precious jewels. This powerful novel narrates the story of the Taj on two parallel levels. The first one tells the passionate love story of Shah Jahan and Arjumand. The second recounts the later years of Shah Jahan's reign, the building of the Taj Mahal and the bloody pursuit of the fabulous Peacock throne by his sons. Intertwined in the building is the story of Murthi, the Hindu master craftsman sent as a gift to the emperor to carve the famous marble jail around Arjumand's sarcophagus. Murari has skilfully recreated the period against which the story is set, the sensual opulence of the palace, the grinding poverty of seventeenth century India, the vicissitudes of Shah Jahan's reign and the historical background of the conflict between men of different faiths.

Anvari's Divan

A Pocket Book for Akbar : a Dīvān of Auḥaduddin Anvari, Copied for the Mughal Emperor Jalaluddin Akbar (r. 1556-1605) at Lahore in A.H. 996/A.D. 1588 Now in the Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University

Author: Annemarie Schimmel,Stuart Cary Welch

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870993313

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Islamic

Page: 142

View: 2788

Indian Public Administration

Institutions and Issues

Author: Ramesh Kumar Arora

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788173280689

Category: India

Page: 676

View: 8008