Item No: mcom00181
Title: Hindu and Muslim Scholars Translate the Mahabharata from Sanskrit into Persian
Additional Title: Razmnama (Book of War)
Rare Book Department
This item appeared in the exhibition "Sacred Stories: The World's Religious Traditions" in the Rare Book Department, August 2015-January 2016.
This is the label from that exhibition:
This is probably the first illustration in the 1598–99 Razmnama, the Persian translation of the Hindu Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata. Muslim scholars, seen in the upper half of the painting, and upper-class Hindu Brahmans, depicted in the lower half, work together to translate the epic into Persian, the official language of the Islamic Mughal court.
Region/County:Northern India, Mughal court
Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin):
Lewis M 18
Dhanu - Artist