Monday, November 4, 2013


This image is inspired by a garden described in the *Baburnama* (Book of Babur or Memoirs of Babur) and illustrated by the artists active at the Mughal Court at the time of Emperor Akbar.

The name of the place where Babur is having the garden built is *Khodja Seyaran spring* ("Spring of the Three Friends of God") and is located in the vicinity of Kabul.

The original manuscript (of which I have a copy bought in Kabul year 1975) is kept in the British Library (Or. 3714) with two miniatures referring to this particular garden (ff. 180b, 181b).

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