Exhibition to lift lid on Mughal empire

8th Nov 2012

The British Library is to open its doors to a unique exhibition this autumn, exploring the incredible dynasty and legacy of Mughal India and its influence on Britain today.

An imperial power on the Indian subcontinent for more than 300 years from the mid 1500s, the dynasty is examined in Mughal India: Art, Culture And Empire.

The exhibition opens on Friday 9 November and features art and artefacts hitherto unseen. The show will be the first to document the entire historical period, drawn exclusively from the British Library's extensive heritage collection.

The stunning visual imagery of the exhibition delves into the extravagant lives of the emperors and depicts dramatic stories of the Indian empire.

Modern times are still affected by the influential Mughal empire and the exhibition considers its legacy by looking at the strategic methods of managing the vast and culturally diverse empire its people had created, as well as their active role as patrons of art, literature and sciences.

The exhibition is curated by Dr Malini Roy is the curator of visual arts at the British Library.

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