Celebrate the Mughal dynasty’s love of all things artistic in Art of India, part of Parkstone Press’ Mega Square series. This book charts the most amazing masterpieces produced between the 16th and early 19th centuries at the behest of the Mughal rulers and showcases the sheer wealth of artistic brilliance the epoch held.
An extensive dynasty established by Emperor Babur (who ruled from 1526 to 1530), the Mughal dynasty set its sights on becoming one of the most powerful of the region. At the same time, early Mughal leaders developed a rich tradition of artistic and architectural patronage. From the early miniature paintings of Farrukh Husain, commissioned by 16th-century Emperor Humayun and his successor Akbar, to Shah Jahan’s Taj Mahal – built in honor of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, in the 17th century – the lasting artistic legacy of this magnificent Mughal dynasty lives on in this marvelous and miniature volume.
Art of India treats reader to the splendors of this region in a concise volume that will undoubtedly foster a fascination with this period of Indian art history.