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Jugal Kishore Gosain and His Entourage

June 30, 1820
Akbar Shah II 1806–1837




Fig. 64: JUGAL KISHORE GOSAIN AND HIS ENTOURAGE, Late Mughal, Delhi, C. 1820.Jugal Kishore Gosain, a senior Vaisnava cleric, is sitting within a group disciples and attendants. All the figures are meticulousiy labelled and all bear Hindu names. Despite Delhi's Muslim appearance with its domes and minarets, throughout its Mughal history a large proportion of its inhabitants werc Hindus. The Gosain impresses "ith his massive physical authorit, a trait associated with the paintings done for William and James Baillie Fraser in Delhi 1816-20. Two of the disciples here appear in a imilar painting in the Fraser Albums Archer and Falk, no. 84 Hatercolour and bodvcolour, 0 9x 40.* cm. Brinsh Museu7m, London. 1966 10-10 07

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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