A beautiful painting of Dara Shikoh's gray horse. Dara Shikoh was an Imperial Prince and the eldest son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, but was defeated in his bid for the imperial throne by his younger brother Prince Muhiuddin (who became Emperor Auragzeb). As featured in the British Library exhibition, Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire.

A beautiful painting of Dara Shikoh's gray horse. Dara Shikoh was an Imperial Prince and the eldest son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, but was defeated in his bid for the imperial throne by his younger brother Prince Muhiuddin (who became Emperor Auragzeb). As featured in the British Library exhibition, Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire.

A newly-identified portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh who was executed in 1659, at the request of his younger brother and new emperor Aurangzeb (ruled 1658-1707). Murar, 1631-32.

A newly-identified portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh who was executed in 1659, at the request of his younger brother and new emperor Aurangzeb (ruled 1658-1707). Murar, 1631-32.

Nadira Banu Begum, Dara Shikoh's wife by Balchand 1631 at british library

Nadira Banu Begum, Dara Shikoh's wife by Balchand 1631 at british library

Sirr-i-Akbar by Dara, Hidden Book Of Koran Vedas. Dara Shikoh Shah Jehan’s Son Sirr-e-Akbar

Hidden Book Of Koran Vedas. Dara Shikoh Shah Jehan’s Son Sirr-e-Akbar

Sirr-i-Akbar by Dara, Hidden Book Of Koran Vedas. Dara Shikoh Shah Jehan’s Son Sirr-e-Akbar

A Moghul masterpiece in the collection of the British Library, the Dara Shikoh album is a manuscript collection of paintings and calligraphy assembled during the 1630s by Dara Shikoh (1615–1659), the eldest son of the Emperor Shah Jahan (1628–1658, the builder of the Taj Mahal), and presented to his wife Nadira Banu Begum in 1641 or 1642.  Following the typical Moghul album format, the facing pages alternate in pairs: two pages of paintings, then two of calligraphy. Each artwork is mounted…

A Moghul masterpiece in the collection of the British Library, the Dara Shikoh album is a manuscript collection of paintings and calligraphy assembled during the 1630s by Dara Shikoh (1615–1659), the eldest son of the Emperor Shah Jahan (1628–1658, the builder of the Taj Mahal), and presented to his wife Nadira Banu Begum in 1641 or 1642. Following the typical Moghul album format, the facing pages alternate in pairs: two pages of paintings, then two of calligraphy. Each artwork is mounted…

A Moghul masterpiece in the collection of the British Library, the Dara Shikoh album is a manuscript collection of paintings and calligraphy assembled during the 1630s by Dara Shikoh (1615–1659), the eldest son of the Emperor Shah Jahan (1628–1658, the builder of the Taj Mahal), and presented to his wife Nadira Banu Begum in 1641 or 1642.  Following the typical Moghul album format, the facing pages alternate in pairs: two pages of paintings, then two of calligraphy. Each artwork is mounted…

A Moghul masterpiece in the collection of the British Library, the Dara Shikoh album is a manuscript collection of paintings and calligraphy assembled during the 1630s by Dara Shikoh (1615–1659), the eldest son of the Emperor Shah Jahan (1628–1658, the builder of the Taj Mahal), and presented to his wife Nadira Banu Begum in 1641 or 1642. Following the typical Moghul album format, the facing pages alternate in pairs: two pages of paintings, then two of calligraphy. Each artwork is mounted…

Prince Khurram (Shah Jahan) with His Son Dara Shikoh: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1620  By Nanha  India  Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

Prince Khurram (Shah Jahan) with His Son Dara Shikoh: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1620 By Nanha India Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

Drake at lake. Dara Schikoh Album (put together 1633–42 probably in Delhi), 1633, London, India House Office Library, A Moghul masterpiece in the collection of the British Library, the Dara Shikoh album is a manuscript collection of paintings and calligraphy assembled during the 1630s by Dara Shikoh (1615–1659), the eldest son of the Emperor Shah Jahan (1628–1658, the builder of the Taj Mahal) ...

Drake at lake. Dara Schikoh Album (put together 1633–42 probably in Delhi), 1633, London, India House Office Library, A Moghul masterpiece in the collection of the British Library, the Dara Shikoh album is a manuscript collection of paintings and calligraphy assembled during the 1630s by Dara Shikoh (1615–1659), the eldest son of the Emperor Shah Jahan (1628–1658, the builder of the Taj Mahal) ...

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