In this brush and ink drawing, the future Shah Jahan receives the submission of the king of Mewar, the last Rajput kingdom in northern India to hold out against the Mughals.  As Jahangir aged, his behavior became more erractic, caused by his on-going addiction to alcohol and opium. During this time, power transfered to Jahangir’s strong-willed queen Nur Jahan. The future Shah Jahan spent the last years of his father’s reign in a continual battle with Nur Jahan and her supporters.

 

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