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Captured in Miniature

Captured in Miniature

Mughal Lives through Mughal Art

By (author) Suhag Shirodkar


This book was born of Suhag Shirodkar's conviction that children will delight in history-if adults will bring it alive for them.
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The Mughals established a mighty empire that dominated India for two centuries. With their passion for nature and art, the Mughal emperors laid out verdant gardens, built splendid monuments including the Taj Mahal, and commissioned beautiful books. Books were precious to the Mughal kings. Expensive and laborious to produce, they were symbols of royal wealth, power and intelligence. At the height of Mughal power, the imperial studios hummed with the activity of hundreds of papermakers, calligraphers, painters and bookbinders, all producing books for the royal libraries. Many manuscripts were illustrated with exquisite miniature paintings, in which the Mughals took a special delight. Today these books and paintings, treasured by museums around the world, offer us unique perspectives into Mughal lives.

Mapin Publishing
21st Jun 2010
USA & Canada
8.99 in x 11.42 in
56 Pages
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