OUR MASTER PAINTERS ON THE SAME TRAGIC THEME OF MUGHAL HISTORY – THE DEATH OF EMPEROR SHAH JAHAN BESIDES HIS DAUGHTERS IN AGRA FORT

OUR MASTER PAINTERS ON THE SAME TRAGIC THEME OF MUGHAL HISTORY
THE DEATH OF EMPEROR SHAH JAHAN BESIDES HIS DAUGHTERS IN AGRA FORT
The house arrest of Shah Jahan in Agra fort is stuff of history and stimulated many artists, both from here and abroad. Each has

Passing of Shah Jahan Tagore version

presented their viewpoint on the passing of Shah Jahan. The tussle between Abanindarnath Tagore and Abdur Rahman Chughtai is full of history, when Chughtai proclaimed that Tagore’s Shah Jahan did not look like a king but washerman, surrounded by his washing girls. The Mughal charisma could not be felt by Tagore. A complete book has been written on the subject, but here just check the different versions. A number of forged and fake images of Chughtai are also present on the internet and the same are clarified here for researchers.

A poignant moment of history recorded by visual Masters of the region.
Last days Cecil Burns version
Last days forged version
Last days Shah Jahan Unknown artist
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Passing-of-Shah-Jahan

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