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.

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.

Prince Khurram (Shah Jahan) with His Son Dara Shikoh: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1620  By Nanha  India  Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

Prince Khurram (Shah Jahan) with His Son Dara Shikoh: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1620 By Nanha India Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

Prince Dara Shikoh

Prince Dara Shikoh

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.

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.

ca. 1628. Sultan Muhammad Dara Shikoh as a boy with archery kit. The eldest son and heir apparent of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan but was defeated and later killed by his brother in 1659 in a power struggle for control of Mughal India.

ca. 1628. Sultan Muhammad Dara Shikoh as a boy with archery kit. The eldest son and heir apparent of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan but was defeated and later killed by his brother in 1659 in a power struggle for control of Mughal India.

Shah Jahan and Dara Shikoh by Govardhan, ca.1638 | Victoria and Albert Museum

Shah Jahan and Dara Shikoh by Govardhan, ca.1638 | Victoria and Albert Museum

Shah Jahan and his son Dara Shikoh visiting a Muslim saint

Shah Jahan and his son Dara Shikoh visiting a Muslim saint

A Double-Sided Album Page With Portraits of Shah Jahan and Dara Shikoh   India, Mughal, 1690-1710

A Double-Sided Album Page With Portraits of Shah Jahan and Dara Shikoh India, Mughal, 1690-1710

Dara Shikoh

Dara Shikoh

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