In an Indian history, we have been studying the glory of the Mughal period. The Mughal period saw a more blending of the artistic, intellectual and literary traditions of Indian, Iranian and Central Asia than others in the history of India.
The Indian subcontinent was heavily influenced by both Hindu and Muslim traditions, culture and style. Mughals brought many notable changes to the societies and culture of the subcontinent.
The development of painting in India began during the reign of Humayun. Indian painters mostly depicted religious themes. While the Iranian painters depicted the life of the courtiers, battle scenes etc. The use of paper was becoming popular in India since the Sultanate period.
We at TheViralTake have brought for our readers some such miniature paintings of the Mughal period, which show the glory of the Mughals.
1. Miniature painting of Mughal emperor Babur, India.
Babur, born Zahīr ud-Dīn Muhammad, was the founder of the Mughal Empire. He was the first Emperor of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian subcontinent. He was a descendant of Timur and Genghis Khan through his father and mother respectively.
2. Miniature painting of Mughal emperor Humayun , India
Born as a Nasir-ud-Din Muḥammad, better known by his regnal name, Humayun. He was the second emperor of the Mughal Empire in Indian subcontinent. His ruled over territory in what is now Afghanistan, Pakistan, Northern India, and Bangladesh.
Miniature Painting of Mughal Emperor Humayun With Wife Jhanvi, India.
3. Miniature painting of Mughal Emperor Akbar, India.
Born as Abu’l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar, popularly known as Akbar the Great. He was the third Mughal emperor, who ruled from 1556 to 1605. Akbar succeeded his father, Humayun, under a regent, Bairam Khan, who helped the young emperor expand and consolidate Mughal domains in India.
Indian influence on Mughal painting deepened during Akbar’s time. In 1562 AD, when the famous portrait of Tansen’s arrival in the Mughal court was made, the cooperation of Hindu and Persian method began to appear.
Miniature painting of Mughal Emperor Akbar With Wife Jodha Bai, India.
4. Miniature painting of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, India.
Nur-ud-din Muhammad Salim, known by his imperial name Jahangir, was the fourth Mughal Emperor, who ruled from 1605 until his death in 1627. His imperial name means ‘conqueror of the world’, ‘world-conqueror’ or ‘world-seizer’.
Miniature painting of Mughal Emperor Jahangir With Wife Noorjahan, India.
5. Miniature painting of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, India.
Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Khurram, better known by his regnal name, Shah Jahan, was the fifth Mughal emperor, and reigned from 1628 to 1658. Under his reign, the Mughal Empire reached the peak of its cultural glory. Although an able military commander, Shah Jahan is best remembered for his architectural achievements.
Miniature painting of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan With Wife Mumtaz Mahal.
6. Miniature painting of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, India
Born as Muhi-ud-Din Muhammad, commonly known by the Aurangzeb or by his regnal name Alamgir. He was the sixth Mughal emperor, who ruled over almost the entire Indian subcontinent for a period of 49 years.
Miniature painting of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb With Wife Mehrunnisa, India.
6. Miniature painting of Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, India
Bahadur Shah Zafar or Bahadur Shah II was the last Mughal emperor. He was the second son of and became the successor to his father, Akbar II, upon his death on 28 September 1837. He was a nominal Emperor, as the Mughal Empire existed in name only and his authority was limited only to the walled city of Old Delhi.
Miniature Painting of Bahadur Shah Zafar With Zeenat Mahal, India.
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