Tuesday, April 21, 2009

History material-Mughal India-Concluding part

  • Only father Manrique mentioned that Taj Mahal was actually designed by Gerenimo Verenio
  • Akbar was a famous palyer of Nakkarah, a musical instrument
  • Nayakabheda was a popular style of painting of Mewar
  • Todarmal translated Bhagbata Purana, Faizi translated Lilavati, Badaoni translated Ramayana and Sarhindi translated Atharva Veda
  • Lal Kanwar taught Akbar music
  • Abul Fazl mentions 17 painters, 36 musicians and 59 poets of Akbar's court
  • Swami Haridas was the music teacher of Tansen
  • Jahangir composed many Hindi songs while Shah Jahan was an accomplished singer and Babur an accomplished dancer
  • Muraqqa was actually a photo album
  • Manohat served both Akbar and Jahangir
  • Jahangir gave Mansur the title Nadir Ul Asr, Abul Hassan Nadir Us Zamir and Abdus Samad Shirin Qalam.
  • Jahangir sent Bishendas to Persia to draw a portrait of Shah Tahmasp
  • Tuzuk-i-Jahangiri was written by Mutamad Khan
  • Masir-i-Alamgiri was written by Mutamad Khan
  • Mirza Mohd Qazm wrote "Alamgirnamah"
  • Basaan was the creator of Razmnamah, the pictorial illustration of Mahabharata
  • Dastan-i-amir hamza was the arliest collection of paintings during the Mughal period, it was complied during Humayun.
  • Maharaja Sawant Singh patronised Kishangarh school of painting
  • Shah Jahan spent the last 7 years of life in Musamman Burj in Agra Fort
  • The Agra Fort plays a key role in the Sherlock Holmes mystery The Sign of the Four, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.(Courtesy: wikipedia)
  • Gwalior fort is the precursor of Agra Fort
  • Peocock throne was designed by Bebadal Khan
  • Babri masjid was designed by Mir Baqi.
Photo coutesy:Wikipedia and other sites

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