Mughal art

5 Women Artists of the Mughal Court

Amidst the many treasures of Indian art at the Bharat Kala Bhavan, Varanasi, is a rare painting from the Shahjahan-period. It shows a female artist, making a portrait of another woman. The painting raises...

Who was the Greatest Mughal Emperor?

When we run creative learning modules with Class 7, Mughal history is where they have the most fun! There are so many "big questions" to think about. This year our inquiry question was "Who...

5 women artists of India that you must know!

Chances are, if you googled "women artists of India", you'd come across a series of lists, with some names being common to every compilation. Interestingly, names from 17th-19th century are often omitted, or left...

In 20-Holi-Pictures: Celebration through the Ages

On the day of Holi, you can always spot two sorts of people. Those who love playing and can’t get enough of colour; and those who watch from their balconies, throwing water & colours...

Virtual Tour: SalarJung Museum, Hyderabad

If you are visiting the City of the Nizams, then you simply cannot miss the SalarJung Museum.  With 38 galleries spread over 2 floors, the museum is not one of those enter-walk-click-leave venues, and...

In Pictures: Christian Art in the Mughal Period

Jesuit missionaries were the first group of Europeans to visit the Mughal court. They initially arrived at the Portuguese colony of Goa in 1542; at the invitation of Akbar (r. 1556-1605), there were altogether...

In Paintings: Diwali & A History of Firecrackers in India

This Diwali, we are exploring the many paintings that depict the celebration and ethos of Diwali while digging out the history of firecrackers. The use of firecrackers is not new to India. While they originated...
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