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A Delhi beauty seated against a bolster holding a book, draped with a Kashmiri shawl and richly adorned with jewels Delhi, circa

Ragini Lalit. Ragamala Series. Deccan, 1760. Sotheby's.

Ragini Lalit. Ragamala Series. Deccan, 1760. Sotheby's.

Raga Lalita-Gauri. Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur.

Raga Lalita-Gauri. Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur.

Shah Jahan & Sons. Mughal, 1655. St. Petersburg Album. Freer-Sackler.

Shah Jahan & Sons. Mughal, 1655. St. Petersburg Album. Freer-Sackler.

Maharaja Surat Singh confers with Guru Narayanji. Bikaner, 1810. Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Maharaja Surat Singh confers with Guru Narayanji. Bikaner, 1810. Philadelphia Museum of Art.

A portrait from Begum Samru's palace at Chandni Chowk. The palace, though currently being used by SBI, still stands tall and boastful of the riches of Begum Samru and her journey from a Nautch artist to the ruler of Sardana.

A portrait from Begum Samru's palace at Chandni Chowk. The palace, though currently being used by SBI, still stands tall and boastful of the riches of Begum Samru and her journey from a Nautch artist to the ruler of Sardana.

The most important company painting~Thug~Woman~Tipu Sultan~Ranjit Singh~Bahadur Shah~All of the East India Company's problems in one sketch~1848~Akbar Khan

The most important company painting~Thug~Woman~Tipu Sultan~Ranjit Singh~Bahadur Shah~All of the East India Company's problems in one sketch~1848~Akbar Khan

Prince and courtesan on a terrace, Provincial Mughal, North India, late 18th century, depicting a prince on a canopied bed, grasping the wrist of a courtesan who holds a rosewater sprinkler.

Prince and courtesan on a terrace, Provincial Mughal, North India, late 18th century, depicting a prince on a canopied bed, grasping the wrist of a courtesan who holds a rosewater sprinkler.

Self-Portrait of a Master Manaku by Manaku c 1730 Govt Art Gallery, Chandigarh

Self-Portrait of a Master Manaku by Manaku c 1730 Govt Art Gallery, Chandigarh

Famous Deccani courtesan and poetess Chandabibi (called Malaqabai) AS A FOUR-ARMED GODDESS  ATTRIBUTED TO RAI VENKATCHELLAM from Sotheby's

Famous Deccani courtesan and poetess Chandabibi (called Malaqabai) AS A FOUR-ARMED GODDESS ATTRIBUTED TO RAI VENKATCHELLAM from Sotheby's

Maharaja Bakhat Singh (R) and Maharaja Ajit Singh (L) of Jodhpur c1751. Ajit is passing a garland of office to his son Bakhat- but  Bakhat in fact murdered his father,  Ajit Singh, so this image of the garland is either guilt or cynical wish fulfillment.

Maharaja Bakhat Singh (R) and Maharaja Ajit Singh (L) of Jodhpur c1751. Ajit is passing a garland of office to his son Bakhat- but Bakhat in fact murdered his father, Ajit Singh, so this image of the garland is either guilt or cynical wish fulfillment.

Colonel Mordaunt & Nawab Asaf al-Daula of Avadh at a Cock Fight, Company School, Patna, circa 1840, from Sothbys

Colonel Mordaunt & Nawab Asaf al-Daula of Avadh at a Cock Fight, Company School, Patna, circa 1840, from Sothbys

Nainsukh, 1720

Nainsukh, 1720

The Boar and the Hound. Maharana Bhim Singh. By Chokha. Devgarh, 1810. Harvard-Fogg.

The Boar and the Hound. Maharana Bhim Singh. By Chokha. Devgarh, 1810. Harvard-Fogg.

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