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  • The Ideal Portrait Of The Mughal Empress Mughal Empress Nr Jahan Analysis

    arts and architecture. Their interest in both local and foreign styles combined over time, culminating in the creation of a new and distinctive style of art . This new style, which made use of pronounced domes, slender turrets, and highly elaborate ornamentation, would eventually result in many world renowned works, including the Taj Mahal, which was built by Shan Jahan who was Nur Jahan’s stepson. Nur Jahan was originally married at ago seventeen to a governor, but when he died in battle, she married a Mughal emperor named Jahangir, in 1611 . The two met and fell in love wile she was still married to the governor, so it was considered by many to be a scandalous relationship by many of the citizens. Nur Jahan was a highly intelligent and educated woman who had a vast knowledge of art, architecture, poetry, and literature. Her husband, emperor Jahangir, was known by many to be an alcoholic as well as an opiate addict. Because of his addictions, Jahangir became less and less able to run and control his empire. Since Nur Jahan was so well educated, he decided to give her the power to govern the affairs of the state, administrative matters, oversee trade, and control the affairs of women . During her time in charge, Nur Jahan made it possible for women to own land, and sponsored many female poets of the court. This painting shows Nur Jahan as the powerful and defiant woman that she was. She not only breaks the traditions of womanhood by acting as a ruler in place of her…

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  • Source Analysis: Bhima Drinking The Blood Of Dushasana

    painted by Abul Fazl. From a glance, the painting seems to depict a battle scene with two figures who look of nobility in the dead center of the painting which is the most prominent feature of the painting. There are colorful hills with trees sprouting from them surrounding the battle and there is a town in the top right corner of the painting. The piece is dated by Ackland Museum to be painted in the early seventeenth century from 1616-1617. Abul Fazl was Akbar’s most trusted courtier and…

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  • Mughal Garden Essay

    tomb of that Emperor himself at Lahore, built by his consort Nur Jahan. Notable example of Iranian double dome building in Mughal regime is that of Maryam Zamani Masjid(مریم زمانی مسجد) at Lahore (Inside Lahore Fort). It was built during Jahangir’s reign by Queen Maryam Zamani, the mother of the Emperor Jahangir. 193 Nur Afshan Bagh (نور افشاں باغ) Babar built a garden at Agra which was named Ram Bagh(رام باغ) , but Jahangir gave it as present to his Empress Nur Jahan. Afterwards, with some…

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  • The Importance Of The Mughal Dynasty

    The Mughal Dynasty, 1520 CE to 1850 CE, is an Islamic dynasty that invaded Hindu India. Akbar the Great, Aurangzeb, and Shah Jahan were the most famous leaders of the Mughal Dynasty. However, the most useful leader is Akbar the Great. To begin with, the Divine Faith was a huge contribution to making the Mughal successful. Secondly, the Mughal dynasty expanded to a significant extent due to Akbar the Great. The importance of education was valued in the Mughal Empire during Akbar’s reign. Lastly,…

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  • Fatehpur Sikri Essay

    The medieval city of Fatehpur Sikri Introduction Fatehpur Sikri is a town located in Agra, India. This complex palace was built by Mughal emperor jalal'ud-Din Muhammad Akbar son of Humayun. Fatehpur Sikri is a famous monument in India that attracts a lot of tourist from all over the world. It is located 120 miles away from the Delhi which is the capital of India. After the Mughals invaded India in the 16th century, they captured a large area of the country and ruled it for more than 300 hundred…

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  • Jahangir Flowers Analysis

    The emphasis on the design of flowers came during Emperor Jahangir’s time period. As seen, the flowers “reflect the emperor 's intense interest in the natural world—most evident in the meticulous descriptions of the plants and animals he encountered in India and during his travels. Jahangir is notable for his patronage of botanical paintings and drawings.” (Introduction) Over the course of this empire, the interest in floral designs increased which led to more depictions of nature in art.…

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  • Akbar Research Paper

    Muhammad Salim, who assumed the title of Jahangir was the son of Akbar-The Great. Akbar during the end of his reign had nominated Khusru, his grandson as the heir to the throne at which Jahangir has rebelled (which was later reconciled). Eventually Akbar chose Jahangir over Khusru (who tried to fight Jahangir but was defeated, blinded and killed). Jahangir hence became the legitimate ruler of the Mughal kingdom. Jahangir gained the support of the Sunni nobles on the promises of reverting Akbar’s…

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  • Jahangür's Vow Of Non-Violence

    for some broad unrecognized period in Jahangir's life, but for a glimpse of personal development that focuses on the importance of non-violence not only in regards to people but animals hunted for sport as well. Ellison Findly points to a vow made by Jahangir in 1618 where he proclaims, “Sixteen or seventeen years ago I had vowed with my God at Allahabad that when I reached fifty I would give up shooting with gun and bullet, and would injure no living thing with my own hand."[247] This vow is…

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  • William Hawkins Character Traits

    be deduced from the fact that, as mentioned in the introduction, Muqarrab Khan looted Hawkins of all the presents and constantly tried with the Portuguese and the Jesuits to get rid of him. Muqarrab Khan had also reached the capital disgraced Hawkins, however, Hawkins demanded the payment of his dues against the khan*(pg.406) But, in any case, eventually, Hawkins was thrown out of the court and dismissed from service because of his unmannerly behaviour. Hawkins is called as a “vain…

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  • The Role Of Religion In The Mughal Empire

    all around the world put their faith into some sort of religion. What practices they choose to participate in or their government tells them to participate in is based on their influences and background. Looking at the Chinese, Japanese, and Indian states one would come to the conclusion that all states participate in different forms of religion. Their religion is based off of certain elements such as their religious policy, the level of control each leader puts forth in effort to better his…

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