The procession represents the Emperor, Akbar Shah II., surrounded by all the pomp of his court, proceeding along the edge of the Jumna river, accompanied by the British Resident and his staff. It is very characteristic of the past glories of the great Moghul House.
Murad Bakhsh, Imperial Prince, son of Shah Jahan and brother of the Grand Mogul Aurangzeb. Ruler of Delhi. Indian prince, governor of the Grand Mogul.
India. Emperor of the dynasty of the Grand Moguls. Rajput Prince. Historical portraits. Azem Shah, Shah Alem.
The illustrations belong to the 17th century and are part of a series of portraits of the last rulers of the Kingdom of Telingana, of which Golkonda was the capital.
Jalali.-A class of Mohammedan Faqirs who take their name from their founder Sayyid Jalal-ud-din a pupil of Bahawal Haqq the Suhrawardiyya saint of Multan.
Omens and superstitions of southern India by Edgar Thurston. Magic and Magicians. Exorcists and devil – dancers. The practice of magic.
Antique Jewellery from the Jaipur Museum in Rajasthan. Charms, Necklace, Anklet worn by Young Children, Girls, Women and Men. Foot Ornament worn by Women from Gujarat.
Although the portraits represent the most illustrious occupants of the Imperial throne, they have not been chosen mainly for that reason, but because in every case the person represented is wearing interesting examples of jewellery.
The style and character of these elaborate objects admirably illustrate the Oriental splendor with which the native princes make their visits of pomp, and their progresses of parade.
Rao Pratap Singh life fell in troublous times, when the Moghul house was falling, and adventurers of different faiths and races were striving to carve out for themselves dominions and fortunes on the ruins of the disintegrating empire. Assumed the title of Maharao Raja Shri Sawai (not recognised by the Mughal authorities, and thus treated as personal, and not an hereditary territorial designation).