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A beautiful painting of Dara Shikoh's gray horse. Dara Shikoh was an Imperial Prince and the eldest son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, but was defeated in his bid for the imperial throne by his younger brother Prince Muhiuddin (who became Emperor Auragzeb). As featured in the British Library exhibition, Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire.


Prince Khurram (Shah Jahan) with His Son Dara Shikoh: Leaf from the Shah Jahan…


A newly-identified portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh who was executed in 1659, at the request of his younger brother and new emperor Aurangzeb (ruled 1658-1707). Murar, 1631-32.


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