Mughal India presentation at the British Library

Date Posted: 24/08/2012

The British Library in London will be home to new exhibition, Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire, from the 9th November until the 2nd April.

Groups can enter the world of Mughal India through a collection of manuscripts and paintings. The display is said to be the first to document the entire historical period, from the 16th to the 19th centuries, through more than 200 objects.

Uncovering the lives of the emperors, their lavish courtly life and love of aesthetic beauty, Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire will provide a visual feast that explores politics, patronage of the arts and sciences, and building monuments such as the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort.

Highlights include:

•    The oldest surviving copy of Emperor Babur’s (r. 1526-30) memoirs in eastern Turkish, the Mughals' ancestral language
•    An imperial copy of the Khamsa of Nizami made for Emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605)
•    The marriage certificate of Emperor Bahadur Shah (r. 1826-58)
•    Richly painted portraits of the Mughal emperors

Group-friendly events

Accompanied by a series of group-friendly events, time your visit to coincide with Exploring India: The Story of a Nation; The Last Mughal in Words and Music; or An evening of Sorcery and Seduction, amongst others.

For further group travel information contact:

0843-208 1144

Photo credit: Akbar ordering the slaughter to cease in 1578 (c.1595). Artwork from Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire (c) British Library Board, Johnson Album 8, 4

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