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Breathtaking Mughal Monuments in India – The Mosques – The Traveler’s Way

Breathtaking Mughal Monuments in India – The Mosques – The Traveler’s Way

While India has seen a fair amount of rule of the Mughals, it has also witnessed some of the greatest monuments that they have built. Though these structures are religious edifices and the magnificent compounds make it an experience to worship and surrender you to the lord above, these monuments are also a feast to […]

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Akbar got Mahabharata translated into Persian: A lesson in tolerance

Akbar got Mahabharata translated into Persian: A lesson in tolerance

Jalal ud-din Muhammad Akbar, one of the greatest ruler of the Mughal dynasty, is also known for his liberal policies towards non-Muslims and encouraging different religions during his reign. That’s why in 1582 AD, Akbar created a syncretic religion called Dīn-i Ilāhī, which was proposed to merge the best elements from different religions of his time. […]

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What were the Mughals’ favourite books?

Mughal Period Miniature Painting

We are often asked what the Mughals’ favourite books were. Unfortunately there is no complete record of the contents of the Mughal Library, but John Seyller’s comprehensive survey in 1997 of manuscripts containing Mughal valuations and inscriptions (see below) gives a fairly good indication. A clear favourite was the Khamsah (‘Five Poems’) written in Persian […]

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A brief on Mughal Miniatures

Mughal Akbar Miniature Painting

Originating in South Asia and heavily influenced by Buddhism, Hindu, and Jain, Mughal paintings are most often used as illustrations in books, kept in albums or displayed as a larger set. These specific types of miniature paintings were developed between the 16th and 19th century during the Mughal Empire. Initially drawing inspiration from the Sultanate […]

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Quickly And Easily Learn Why Mughal Paintings Are So Wildly Successful

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If there was ever a form of South Asian Art that was the very essence of masterful…sensuality…and brilliant style it is Mughal Painting. You see, all throughout the sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Mughal Art thrived and flourished. Inspired by Persian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain styles, miniature painting rose quickly as a dominant […]

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