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From Kabul to Kolkata: highlights of Indian painting in the Fitzwilliam Museum

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The Fitzwilliam’s second exhibition to mark the seventieth anniversary of Indian independence showcases a selection of Indian miniature paintings and drawings, ranging in date from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. The exhibition includes works produced under the patronage of the Mughal dynasty and other princely rulers, as well as several acquired by early British patrons and collectors in India. The paintings and drawings represent some of the main themes that engaged patrons and artists in India in the early modern period, including religious epic and myth, history, royal portraiture, natural history, music and architecture.

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