Glossary

Miskin

Miskin

A celebrated miniature painter in the court of the Mughal emperor, Akbar. He was known for his depictions of animals and court scenes, made in a style that combined European and Persian sensibilities of painting. Notable manuscripts he worked on include the Akbarnama (1592–94), the Tārīkh-i Khāndān-i Tīmūriyya (1584) and the Ramayana (c.1588–92). He is also known to have contributed to the Harivamsa Purana (1585–90) and Divan-i-Hafiz (1590), among others.

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