Also known as “Seizer of the World,” Jahangir ruled India from 1605 to 1627, wherein he expanded and consolidated the empire he inherited from his father, Akbar.  When Jahangir was Prince Salim, he rebelled against his father and set up a rival capital, and arranged the murder of his father’s most trusted advisor. This image represents Jahangir paying homage to his father. In this portrait, Jahangir is on horseback dispensing justice before a prisoner who this time conspired to oust him. Included in the background is his father’s mausoleum, possibly to indicate continuing influence of his father’s reign.

 

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