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The Imperial Razm Nama and Ramayana of the Emperor Akbar An Age of Splendour - Islamic Art in India,

Title:The Imperial Razm Nama and Ramayana of the Emperor Akbar An Age of Splendour - Islamic Art in India,
Author:Das, Asok Kumar
Publication:Marg
Enumeration:Vol. 35-2, p. 136-139
Abstract:The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, Jaipur possesses 2 magnificent Mughal manuscripts written and illustrated for the personal library of Emperor Akbar -- the Razmnama and the Ramayana, Persian versions of the Hindu epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana respectively. In order to spread an awareness of all religions and religious texts, Akbar selected these books to be translated in Persian -- the language of the court. The content of the texts and the illustrations show substantial difference between the 2 manuscripts. The miniatures of the Jaipur Razmnama and Ramayana illustrate themes which mirror the splendour and glory of the Mughal court.

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