Babur Entertained by Badi uz-Zaman-Mirza in the Jahan Ara Garden in Herat (lower) Miniatures from the Babur-nama manuscript. India. Mogul style. Late 16th century The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Babur Entertained by Badi uz-Zaman-Mirza in the Jahan Ara Garden in Herat (lower) Miniatures from the Babur-nama manuscript. India. Mogul style. Late 16th century The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

tysavestheworld: Rare images document the centuries-long history of Africans in India An exhibition and conference highlight rare images of the contribution of Africans to Indian society.

tysavestheworld: Rare images document the centuries-long history of Africans in India An exhibition and conference highlight rare images of the contribution of Africans to Indian society.

Malik Raihan Habshi, a African noble of Abyssinian descent in the service of the Bijapur sultans, was given the title Ikhlas Khan. He rose to the position of chief minister under Muhammad ‘Adil Shah (reg. 1627-56), so that he held all the reins of power in the Bijapur sultanate. During the 15th and 16th centuries, African slave-soldiers seized power in the Bengal sultanate, parts of the Deccan, and the sultanate of Gujarat.

Malik Raihan Habshi, a African noble of Abyssinian descent in the service of the Bijapur sultans, was given the title Ikhlas Khan. He rose to the position of chief minister under Muhammad ‘Adil Shah (reg. 1627-56), so that he held all the reins of power in the Bijapur sultanate. During the 15th and 16th centuries, African slave-soldiers seized power in the Bengal sultanate, parts of the Deccan, and the sultanate of Gujarat.

"Akbar Hunting," folio from an Akbarnama (History of Akbar) - "Akbar Hunting," folio from an Akbarnama (History of Akbar) Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: late 16th century Geography: present-day Pakistan, probably Lahore Culture: Islamic Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper Dimensions: Painting: 7 1/2 x 4 7/8 in. (19.1 x 12.4 cm)

"Akbar Hunting," folio from an Akbarnama (History of Akbar) - "Akbar Hunting," folio from an Akbarnama (History of Akbar) Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: late 16th century Geography: present-day Pakistan, probably Lahore Culture: Islamic Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper Dimensions: Painting: 7 1/2 x 4 7/8 in. (19.1 x 12.4 cm)

Woman Applying Kohl: from an album assembled for emperor Jahangir | Harvard Art Museums | 16th century Mughal.

Woman Applying Kohl: from an album assembled for emperor Jahangir | Harvard Art Museums | 16th century Mughal.

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