Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire
J P Losty and Malini Roy
The British Library, London, 2012.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the British Library 9 November 2012 – 2 April 2013.
Hardback; 230 x 285 mm; light green boards with gold titles on spine; 255 pages. Original unclipped dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in colour.
The book is in very good condition. The binding is sound. The dust jacket is slightly bumped but extensively indented with marks, used as a writing surface. The contents are clean and bright, printed on good quality paper.
The British Library's exhibition looked for the first time at the entire 300 year reign of one of the most powerful and opulent empires the world has ever known. Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire not only traced the evolution of Mughal art and empire between the 16th and 19th centuries, exhibiting over 200 exquisite paintings and objects, but shed light on daily life at court with newly discovered and beautifully illustrated manuscripts drawn from the Library’s outstanding Central and South Asian collections.
The book will appeal to those with a range of interests, artistic, historic, cultural, etc.