Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire
Opens: 09/11/2012 Closes: 02/04/2013 British Library, LondonIt is probably best known for leaving us the Taj Mahal, but the Mughal Empire's luscious legacy reaches across art and poetry too. From marriage certificates to portraits, this enticing show of over 200 manuscripts and other treasures reveals just what it was like to be top of the political pile in 16th- to 19th-century India. For more information visit: http://www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/mughalindia/index.html Buy: http://www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/mughalindia/tickets/index.html
Financial Times“We start to sense some deeper and more complex truths about Mughal rule...” but they were not the only powerful art lovers to have a ruthless and violent side – and we are lucky that it is only the former aspect that comes down to us to inform this fascinating exhibition...
The Arts Desk“A treasure trove of an exhibition...” Brings into the light a selection from the fabulous collections of the British Library, culled from the Old India Office and the British Museum: it affords a glimpse, however fragmented, into the fabled life of the Mughal courts...
Guardian“One of the most magnificently mounted shows ever put on by the BL...” As a demonstration of the irresistible beauty of the art of the miniature painter and a record of an often overlooked dynasty, Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire is unlikely to be matched for many years. Don't miss it...
The Telegraph“Many of these treasures make an indelible impression...” If, like me, your knowledge of Mughal history is not what it should be, then this ravishing show will be a revelation...
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