Dancers in Mughal court
by Rupa Prakash
The Mughal Empire was the dominant power in the Indian subcontinent between the mid 16th century and the early 18th century.
The name Mughal is derived from the original homelands of the Timurids, the Central Asian steppes once conquered by Genghis Khan and hence known as Moghulistan, "Land of Mongols".Although early Mughals spoke the Chagatai language and maintained some Turko-Mongol practices, they became essentially Persianized and transferred the Persian literary and high culture to India, thus forming the base for the Indo-Persian culture.Great patrons of dance and music, the Mughal rulers also adorned their courts with beautiful and highly accomplished singing and dancing girls.
Done on paper with Acrylic.