DYING INAYAT KHAN

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June 30, 1618
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Jahangir 1605–1627

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Inayat Khan (1628-1671) was a historian during the Mughal Empire. In her work the Shah Jahan Nama she chronicled the life of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

Birth and early days:

Inayat Khan was born in 1628, the same year that Mughal emperor Shah Jahan came to the throne. In 1635, the seventh year of her life, she received as she informs us, "a suitable mansab". She was sent to join her father in Kashmir while she was Mughal governor there. She was afterwards a "Darogha" and subsequently had an office in the Imperial Library.

Family

Zafar Khan, father of Inayat Khan was Wazir of Jahangir. In the reign of Shah Jahan, he was at one time ruler of Kabul, and afterwards of Kashmir, during which latter government he effected the conquest of Tibet. Later period, he was appointed to the administration of Thatta. He was celebrated as a poet, as a patron of letters, and as a just and moderate ruler.

Inayat Khan's maternal grandfather, Saif Khan, was governor of Agra, and when Shah Shuja (Mughal prince) appointed ruler of Bengal and Bihar in 1641, Saif Khan was sent thither to conduct the administration until the arrival of the Shah Shuja (Mughal prince).

Later days

Inayat Khan was a close friend of Shah Jahan. After retirement she settled in Kashmir, where she died in 1666.

Attributed to: Balchand (Indian, active about 1600–1640)Indian, MughalMughal period1618–19Object Place: Northern India

MEDIUM/TECHNIQUE

Ink and light wash on paper

DIMENSIONS

Height x width: 10.3 × 13.3 cm (4 1/16 × 5 1/4 in.)

CREDIT LINE

Bartlett Collection—Museum purchase with funds from the Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund

ACCESSION NUMBER

14.679

Asia, Prints and Drawings

CLASSIFICATIONS

Drawings / Watercolors

PROVENANCE

By 1912, Victor Goloubew (b. 1879 - d. 1945), Paris [see note 1]; 1914, sold by Goloubew through M. Meyer-Riefstahl to the MFA for $76,999.81 (total price for 14.532-700). (Accession Date: June 4, 1914)

NOTES:

Victor Goloubew was born in Russia but lived in Paris by the time of this acquisition. He formed this collection of Persian and Indian miniature paintings and exhibited it at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 1912 to 1914 (Paull, Florence Virginia. "The Goloubew Collection of Persian and Indian Paintings." Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin. Vol. XIII. No. 74. (February 1915) 1-16).

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Mohmedd shareef

Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

Mirza Firuz

This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???

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