Akbarnama Akbar taking part in a qamargah. This is a spectacular hunt whereby the game is driven towards the centre of a ten mile circular area so that the emperor and his entourage could hunt and kill the animals.
This illustration to the Akbarnama (Book of Akbar) depicts the assassination of Bairam Khan by Afghans beside the lake at Patan, north-west India, in 1561. Bairam Khan was a general and friend to the emperor Humayun, father of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r.1556–1605). After Akbar inherited the throne at the age of 13 following his father’s sudden death, Bairam Khan guided the young emperor in the early years of his reign.
Painting, Akbarnama, scene from marriage entertainment of Baqi Muhammed Khan, outline by La'l, painting by Banwali the Younger, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, ca. 1586-1589, Victoria and Albert Museum