The fast dwindling power of the inept Mughals
as their empire disintegrated meant that they were not able to provide military assistance to stop Afghan invaders.
had never been a great seafaring empire - the navy was much weaker than the imperial army
For example, Rogan Josh is originally a Persian lamb dish that was brought to Kashmir by the Mughals
and has now become one of the staples of the Kashmiri cuisine.
Chapters 3 and 4 concentrate on the eventual decline of the artistic tradition that the Mughals
became world renowned for: artists started focusing on simple, singular portraits rather than being commissioned for huge, impressive pieces and, despite occasional reinvigoration of the studio and artists, it succumbed to Europeanized naturalism and lost the individualistic lustre it once held.
The exhibition, a facsimile edition of the much-acclaimed original Mughal
India : Art, Culture and Empire curated by Dr.
Writing the mughal
world: Studies on culture and politics.
Some of the manuscripts shown here were among the greatest treasures of the Great Mughals
As the Mughal
dynasty declined, the Red Fort, which was the seat of the later Mughals
, lost its past glory and started to decay because emperors had no money to repair it.
91 metres in width (13 feet 4 inches x 6 feet 3 inches), a size that was favoured by the Mughals
for use in their durbars.
The Muslim Empires of the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals
provides an antidote to the modern view of Muslim societies by illustrating the complexity, humanity and vitality of these empires--empires that cannot be reduced simply to religious doctrine.
The Empire of the Great Mughals
is not a standard political history of Mughal
power and its decline, nor is it an inclusive social history of the different classes.
Featuring 82 color and four b&w illustrations--many full page, some smaller--this study begins with discussion of the Mughals
and their empire and then explores materials, techniques, and workshop practices, and the evolution of the art over time.