The Mughal Empire (also Mogul, Persian: گُورکانِیان Gūrkāniyān; Urdu: مُغلِیَہ سَلطَنَت, Muġliyah Salṭanat) was an empire extending over large parts of the…
Khan Kilan, the Governor of Nagaur, in 1570. His name was Shamsuddin Muhammad Atgah Khan. was the son of Mir Yar Muhammad of Ghazni, a simple farmer, and started life as a soldier in Kamran Mirza’s army. He saved Humayun from drowning in the Ganges. On May 16, 1562, Adham Khan accompanied by a few ruffians burst in upon him as he sat in the Diwan-e-Aam, the hall of audience, in Agra Fort, and murdered him, in the courtyard of Diwan-e-Aam. His son was Mirza Aziz Koka.
Akbar attempted to introduce social changes that would benefit his subjects. Among them were reforms to regulate the consumption of alcohol. He strove to improve the position of women. Akbar encouraged widow remarriage and discouraged child marriages. He prohibited sati and attempted to break seclusion through creating special market days for women.
A very rare and extremely finely carved Mughal (Mogul) ivory dagger handle, dating to the late 18th century. This example depicts a royal horse with an extravagant maine and beaming, large eyes. Everything about this piece is precise and detailed, and is of the finest craftsmanship, even finer than the best Mughal, Indian, and Chinese examples you will find sold at Sotheby's, Christies, and Bonhams. These daggers were carved for the highest class in 18th and 19th century India. The horse seems t
Indian (Mughal) khanjhar (curved dagger). Circa 1615-1620, this dagger and scabbard, thought to have been commissioned and designed by Emperor Jahangir around 1619, is a masterpiece of 1,685 rubies, 271 unpolished diamonds, 62 emeralds, 321 pieces of transparent emerald-green glass, 39 pieces of blue glass, 9 pieces of ivory and 6 layered agates – making a total of 2,393 stones, plus another 26 which are now missing. It is elegantly set with rubies to form patterns of birds and flowers.
Flag of the Mughal Empire. Although Persian was the dominant and "official" language of the empire, the language of the elite later evolved into a form known as Urdu. Highly Persianized and also influenced by Arabic and Turkic, the language was written in a type of Perso-Arabic script known as Nastaliq, and with literary conventions and specialized vocabulary being retained from Persian, Arabic and Turkic; the new dialect was eventually given its own name of Urdu.
A FINE MUGHAL GEM-SET AND ENAMELLED GOLD ARCHER'S RING, NORTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY enamelled with a blue ground and decorated with pink and clear gemstones set in the kundan technique in the form of a flowerhead with foliate stems, the interior with a bright green chevron enamel ground and white and black enamelled flower blossoms
The Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, is famous for its extensive tile work and frescos. It was built in seven years, starting around 1634–1635 AD, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, by Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, a native of Chiniot, who rose to be the court physician to Shah Jahan and the governor of Lahore.