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The Mughal-era Indian
Collection

The Library's Mughal-era Indian Collection comprises both illustrated manuscripts and a breathtaking array of almost 1,000 individual paintings, produced in India during the period of Mughal rule for Islamic, Hindu and also European patrons.

The collection is of especial renown and encompasses some of the finest examples of painting produced under the guidance of the emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan. Prominent amongst these are the illustrated folios from the Akbarnama, or History of Akbar, and the numerous portraits of the emperors themselves.