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Razmnama (d. 1616),

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Razmnama (d. 1616),
Author(s): Victoria & Albert Museum
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Jahangir period (1605-27): Assorted portraits, scenes, animals, birds, etc.
Description: Under Jahangir, manuscripts continued to be illustrated, the style corresponding in many cases to simplified versions of the manner current under Akbar. The sandy yellow and dark red, so typical of Akbar period painting, are constantly employed and naturalism, especially in the case of trees, remained the accepted standard. Compositions, however, lost their bustling complexity and in their place a simpler, starker treatment emerged. The picture focuses on a side-story in the Razmnama, a truncated version of the Mahabharata, told by the sage Narada. Chandrahasa, a notable warrior, is an orphan prince who has been abandoned in the forest. He delivers the people from oppressors but incurs the wrath of a wicked minister. -- The Lady Bikhya finds Chandrahasa asleep and on reading the letter which he carries to her brother alters it from a command to give Chandrahas poison to instructions for their marriage, 36 x 22 cm.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-3070


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