Category Archives: Art

Aftab’s December 2016 Collection

Miniature pasted on an album leaf from the period of Shah Jahan. “King David Playing the Harp”. Mughal India; 1610-1620 (miniature) and c. 1640 (leaf) | The David Collection | Click image for larger view.

Miniature pasted on an album leaf from the period of Shah Jahan. “King David Playing the Harp”. Mughal India; 1610-1620 (miniature) and c. 1640 (leaf) | The David Collection | Click image for larger view.

Here is more music from Aftab’s collection to keep us warmhearted this winter.

With the Season’s Greetings!

A. Kanan – Kedar

Ahmed Ali & Rehmat Ali Khan – Shudh Sarang

Alladino Khan – Megh

Anwar Hussain Khan – Barwa

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan – Multani & Lankeshwari Kahnra

Chote Ghulam Ali Khan – Basant

Eid Mohammed Ajmeri – Teentaal

Feroze Dastur – Sarparda Bilawal

Habib Ali Khan – Shudh Sarang

Irshad Khan – Shankara

Jagannathbuwa Purohit – Multani

Kabir Khan – Multani

Kajan Begum – Khammaj Thurmi

Kumar Prasad Mukherjee & Dinkar Kaikini – Gaur Malhar (Farhat Said Khan Collection)

Mohammed Sharif Khan Poonchewale – Kafi

Mushtaq Ali Khan – Mian Ki Malhar

Narayanrao Vyas – Bhairav

Nazakat Ali & Salamat Ali – Kedar (Live)

Niaz Hussain Khan – Shahana

Padmavati Shaligram – Desi

Rais Khan – Todi – (Tabla: Swapan Chaudhuri)

Riaz Ahmad – Teentaal Solo (Lahore, 11-27-2016)

Roshanara Begum – Kedar (Tarana)

Salim Husain Khan – Thumri Khamaj

Sardar Khan – Patdeep

Sharafat Hussain Khan – Jaijaiwanti, 1972 (Farhat Said Khan Collection)

Tajamul Hussain Khan – Jaunpuri (Tabla: Bashir Khan; Sarangi: Zahid Hussain)

Umeed Ali Khan – Thumri Pahari

Yeshwant Rai Purohit – Bhimpalasi

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Bahram Gur Sees a Herd of Deer Mesmerized by Dilaram’ s Music

"Bahram Gur Sees a Herd of Deer Mesmerized by Dilaram' s Music", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi. Attributed to Miskin (active ca. 1570–1604). Folio from an illustrated manuscript, 1597–98, India. Click image for larger view.

“Bahram Gur Sees a Herd of Deer Mesmerized by Dilaram’ s Music”, Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi. Attributed to Miskin (active ca. 1570–1604). Folio from an illustrated manuscript, 1597–98, India. Click image for larger view.

Approximately one century after the Persian poet Nizami wrote his Khamsa (Quintet), the Indian poet Amir Khusrau Dihlavi composed a response using Nizami’s structure but varying his stories slightly. This painting comes from the Mughal emperor Akbar’s (r. 1556–1605) personal copy of Amir Khusrau’s verses. It shows the king Bahram Gur with his beautiful slave girl, Dilaram, who could make animals sleep or awaken with the sound of her music. —metmuseum