Timur Handing the Crown of Hindustan to Babur

timur_babur

Description
A sheer fiction but not against the facts of history, the painting represents Timur, the first Mughal – fifth in the order of ascendance from Babur, portrayed handing over the crown of Hindustan to Babur : an imaginary extension of the fact that Babur founded the Timurite dynasty in Hindustan accomplishing Timur’s ambition with which he had invaded India in 1398 – some 128 years before Babur, ransacked Delhi and entire north India and massacred one lac captives and thousands of others. The painting seeking to reproduce a miniature painting of circa 1630-35 A.D., rendered by Govardhana, one of the master-painters of Shahjahan’s court, represents an imaginary vision of Timur dynasty, the first, Timur, who invaded India and the sixth, Babur, who founded Timurite dynasty on the land of Hindustan, and the seventh, his son Humayun who first lost it but then regained. The painting might be seen as manifesting Timur’s ambition to have his dynasty on the land of Hindustan. Davomini o'qish