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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire to be the British Library's major autumn exhibition

This autumn the British Library will explore one of the most powerful and splendid of all the world's great dynasties with Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire, from 9 November 2012 to 2 April 2013. The 'Great Mogul' seated on a jewel-encrusted throne is one of the most enduring images of India. But apart from this almost mythical ruler, the Mughal dynasty produced a great number of rulers of outstanding ability in statecraft and culture, whether in empire-building or as patrons of art and architecture. This exhibition will be the first to document the entire historical period, from the 16th to the 19th century, through more than 200 exquisite manuscripts and the finest paintings drawn almost exclusively from the British Library's extensive heritage collection

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