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File:Razmnama Bhishma.jpg


Scebe from Razmnama, or Book of Wars 1761 - 1763 Source:

Desctription: This painting is from the Razmnama or Book of Wars which is the Persian translation of the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. Naqib Khan was commissioned by Akbar (ruled 1556-1605) to produce the translation for circulation to the Amirs in furtherance of Akbar's desire to promote understanding between Muslims and Hindus. It was often copied in the following centuries. This copy in three volumes has 134 illustrations painted on card with floral borders. Here the patriarch Bhishma is shown dying pierced with many arrows under an immense ficus tree, watched over by Krishna and the five Pandava brothers. Except for Krishna, the figures are dressed in Islamic armour and robes.

English: The Death of Bhisma

Illustration from Razmnama (Book of Wars),

a Persian translation of Mahabharata
Date 1598–99
  • Illustration from Razmnama (Book of Wars),

a Persian translation of Mahabharata

Author Akbar


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