Amar Singh I of Mewar submits to Prince Khurram
Mughal court, 1615-1618
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
© V&A Images/Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
This painting by a Mughal artist celebrates the moment when the Maharana of Mewar paid homage to the Mughal prince Khurram, the future Emperor Shah Jahan. The rulers of Mewar had prided themselves on their resistance to Mughal pressure—were the last of the Rajput clans to submit to Mughal authority. This submission was a triumph for the Mughals, and it marked an important event in Mughal-Rajput relations. The artist has included himself in the scene, to the right of the throne.