Writing the Mughal Empire: The Memoirs of Babur

The British Library is hosting a lecture on the Baburnama, rare manuscripts that help question the one-sided cultural exchange between Europe and Islamic worlds. The Baburnama are the memoirs of Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, founder of the Mughal Empire in India. The lecture will challenge the Eurocentric perspective on the memoirs and examine their function as a narrative of empire building.

Miniatur-Geschichten: Indian Painting at Dresden

The book Miniatur-Geschichten: Die Sammlung indischer Malerei im Dresdner Kupferstich-Kabinett presents miniature stories of the most representative pieces of the Dresden inventory of Indian painting. The collection owned by the Dresden Copper Plate Cabinet, including in fact two barely known collections of Indian painting from the late 17th and early 18th centuries, forms the center of this publication, with eleven additional essays in German and English providing background and insight into the exhibits.