Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Considered as one of the greatest Mughal Emperors, Shah Jahan’s reign is known as the Golden Age of the Mughals— he left behind him a legacy of outstanding Islamic architecture— his most famous building is the Taj Mahal which he built out of love for his wife the Empress Mumtaz Mahal.

Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Considered as one of the greatest Mughal Emperors, Shah Jahan’s reign is known as the Golden Age of the Mughals— he left behind him a legacy of outstanding Islamic architecture— his most famous building is the Taj Mahal which he built out of love for his wife the Empress Mumtaz Mahal.

"Radha, waiting", Kangra painting, under Sansar Chand (ca.1765-1823), Himachal Pradesh, India

"Radha, waiting", Kangra painting, under Sansar Chand (ca.1765-1823), Himachal Pradesh, India

nickyskye meanderings: Pahari paintings from the Himalayan foothills, 17th and 18th Century paintings from North Western India

nickyskye meanderings: Pahari paintings from the Himalayan foothills, 17th and 18th Century paintings from North Western India

'Vipralabdha Nayika" (one deceived by her lover), also spelt Vipralabhdha, is a deceived heroine, who waited for her lover the whole night. She is depicted throwing away her jewellery as her lover did not keep his promise. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, 20th century.

'Vipralabdha Nayika" (one deceived by her lover), also spelt Vipralabhdha, is a deceived heroine, who waited for her lover the whole night. She is depicted throwing away her jewellery as her lover did not keep his promise. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, 20th century.

Utka Nayika, c. 1800. India, Pahari Hills, Kangra School, early 19th Century

Utka Nayika, c. 1800. India, Pahari Hills, Kangra School, early 19th Century

Todi ragini. Pahari School, Rajasthan School, Kangra Style. Date 1850 (circa) Painted in: Panjab Hills

Todi ragini. Pahari School, Rajasthan School, Kangra Style. Date 1850 (circa) Painted in: Panjab Hills


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Saira Wasim (Pakistan 1975) - 'The Crucible'

Saira Wasim (Pakistan 1975) - 'The Crucible'

Saira Wasim (Pakistan 1975) - ' 72 Virgins to Die for' (2015)

Saira Wasim (Pakistan 1975) - ' 72 Virgins to Die for' (2015)

HINDU PAINTING: Krishna and Radha in a Pavilion is an 18th-century Indian painting depicting the two Hindu deities Krishna and Radha engaged in sexual intercourse.

HINDU PAINTING: Krishna and Radha in a Pavilion is an 18th-century Indian painting depicting the two Hindu deities Krishna and Radha engaged in sexual intercourse.

Lovers playing with fireworks. Painted on paper. Punjab Hills, ca 1800. (via British Museum)

Lovers playing with fireworks. Painted on paper. Punjab Hills, ca 1800. (via British Museum)

Attributed to Mola Ram (India, 1743-1833 (?)) Title 	The Eager Heroine on Her Way to Meet Her Lover out of Love (Kama Abhisarika Nayika)

Attributed to Mola Ram (India, 1743-1833 (?)) Title The Eager Heroine on Her Way to Meet Her Lover out of Love (Kama Abhisarika Nayika)

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