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Paintings of the Razmnama: The Book of War

By: Ashok Kumar Das and Stuart Cary Welch

Price: $49.25

Publisher: Ahmedabad, India, Mapin Publishing:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015105

ISBN: 8188204501

Condition: New


Razmnama or The Book of War is the Persian translation of the great Hindu epic, the Mahabharata. The Mughal Emperor Akbar took a personal interest in the translation project and invited learned men, well-versed with the work, from all over the country to help some of his best Persian scholar-courtiers prepare the most authentic text possible. Once this was complete, master painters at his atelier produced a lavishly illustrated copy for his personal use. Akbar then invited his nobles to get copies often text made for themselves. Out of the three copies made, the three-volume Razmnama in the Bi... View more info