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Mughal Painting and the Akbarnama: Miskina and Mukund

Mughal Painting and the Akbarnama: Miskina and Mukund

At the beginning of the year, while spending a few days in London, I visited the V&A and was taken with the museum’s South Asian rooms. In particular, I was captivated by the Mughal paintings on display: with their flattened perspectives, and their rich colour palettes of prominent reds and oranges, amber yellow, gold, and subtly complementing shades of viridian green and Persian…