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Exhibition of rare manuscripts, paintings from Patna’s Khuda Bakhsh Library held in Delhi
October 26, 2022

New Delhi, Oct 26 (PTI) The illustrated manuscript of “Tarikh-e-Khandan-e-Timuriyah” was among the rarest and most valuable books from Patna’s Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Library displayed at an exhibition here last week. The exhibition was part of India International Centre’s ‘The IIC Experience’ that showcased photography, folk and installation art, dance, music and theatre performances, and screenings of award-winning international films. The ‘Treasures of Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library’ included texts, reproductions of archival photographs, facsimiles of rare books, digitised copies of illuminated and illustrated manuscript and other digital reproductions from the collection of the iconic library in Patna. One of the ‘treasures’ on display was the “Tarikh-e-Khandan-e-Timuriyah”, written and created 22 years (1577-78 AD) into the reign of Mughal emperor Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar. The manuscript is the “only extant copy” that deals with the history of Timur and his descendants in Iran and India, including the Mughal rulers Babur, […]

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