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In her new series of paintings, Najmi Sura evokes the court life of the Indian subcontinent was ruled by the Mughal emperors... Text by Edward Lucie-Smith continued in Press Release.

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In her new series of paintings, Najmi Sura evokes the court life of the Indian subcontinent was ruled by the Mughal emperors. ‘Ruled by’ is, of course an inexact description. In the days of Mughal sway the Indian subcontinent was divided into a multitude of territories, some ruled directly, others presided over by semi-independent princes, each with his own court. Some of these subordinate rulers …

In her new series of paintings, Najmi Sura evokes the court life of the Indian subcontinent was ruled by the Mughal emperors. ‘Ruled by’ is, of course an inexact description. In the days of Mughal sway the Indian subcontinent was divided into a multitude of territories, some ruled directly, others presided over by semi-independent princes, each with his own court. Some of these subordinate rulers were Muslims, others were Hindus.

We know about this complex network of states not only through written descriptions – as the British acquired more and more influence in India, some of the texts we …

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