New Delhi: An illustrated Indian manuscript recounting the history of Mughal ancestor Timur has been inscribed on Unesco’s Memory of the World Register, an official has said.
The Tarikh-E-Khandan-E-Timuriyah was written and created during the reign of Mughal emperor Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar, a descendant of Timur, in 1577-78 AD and is one of the 45 new documents and documentary collections selected from all over the world.
“The Mughals influenced the social, cultural and economic life both of the Indian people and of the world. Their contributions to the development of astrology, astronomy, medicine, fine arts, architecture, paintings and literature are unparalleled,” said the Unesco website.
According to Unesco, the paintings of the Tarikh-e Khandan-e Timuriyah are unique examples of the height that was attained by the Mughals in the history of the art of painting. read more