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Nawab Hussain Quli Beg Khan Jahan. The 2nd Governor of Bengal (15 November 1575) Part 2

January 1, 1575
Akbar 1556–1605

Nawab Hussain Quli Beg Khan Jahan. The 2nd Governor of Bengal (15 November 1575) Part 2



Description: Hussain Quli Beg Khan Jahan I حسین قلی بیگ، خان جہاں اولThe composition of this painting was designed by the Mughal court artist Basawan and was painted by Mansur, whose mastery in depicting animals is already apparent. It is the left side of a double-page composition (with IS.2:113-1896) illustrating the Akbarnama (Book of Akbar). It depicts the Mughal general Husain Quli Khan Jahan presenting his prisoners to the emperor Akbar (r.1556–1605) in 1572, after the victorious military campaign in Gujarat. The prisoners have been made to dress in animal skins to add to their humiliation and have chains around their necks. The Akbarnama was commissioned by Akbar as the official chronicle of his reign. It was written in Persian by his court historian and biographer, Abu’l Fazl, between 1590 and 1596, and the V

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


The Mughal Images immediately took a much greater interest in realistic portraiture than was typical of Persian miniatures. Animals and plants were the main subject of many miniatures for albums and were more realistically depicted. To upload your images click here.

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