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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
Because teachers have so many things to do, creating new, inspiring lessons can often take a back seat. This book is designed to assist you in providing lesson ideas on everything from the Roman Empire to Martin Luther King. With more than 70 curriculum-linked lessons suitable for teaching 11-14-year-olds, this fabulously user-friendly resource features activities and teaching strategies based on the latest research and best practice. The practical, task-based activities are aimed at supporting and reinforcing your teaching, and promoting pupils' enjoyment of the subject; encouraging their curiosity and imagination and helping them to develop enquiring minds and engage with the past. There are activities for individual, pair and group work, and the worksheets are all photocopiable and downloadable. This is an essential resource for all secondary school history teachers: newly qualified, experienced and in training.
Author: CATHERINE ASHER,Catherine B. Asher,Catherine B.. Asher
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
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Nur Jahan was one of the most powerful and influential women in Indian history. Born on a caravan traveling from Teheran to India, she became the last (eighteenth) wife of the Mughal emperor Jahangir and effectively took control of the government as he bowed to the effects of alcohol and opium. Her reign (1611-1627) marked the highpoint of the Mughal empire, in the course of which she made great contributions to the arts, religion, and the nascent trade with Europe. An intriguing, elegantly written account of Nur Jahan's life and times, this book not only revises the legends that portray her as a power-hungry and malicious woman, but also investigates the paths to power available to women in Islam and Hinduism providing a fascinating picture of life inside the mahal (harem).
This traces the history of the Mughal empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720. It stresses the quality of Mughal territorial expansion, their innovation in land revenue, military organization, and the relationship between the emperors and I