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.