CBL | | Exhibitions | Contents of The Exhibition Catalogue
Skip Navigation

Contents of The Exhibition Catalogue
(Publication date: April 2008)

Part One: Prelude to the Albums
Imperial Splendor: The Mughal Library of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, by Charles Horton
The Mughals, by Elaine Wright
Manuscripts and the Imperial Mughal Library, by Elaine Wright

Part Two: The Albums
An Introduction to the Albums of Jahangir and Shah Jahan, by  Elaine Wright
The Salim Album, c. 1600-1605, by Elaine Wright
Salim’s Shikarnama, c. 1600-1605, by Elaine Wright
The Gulshan Album, c. 1600-1618, by Susan Stronge
The Minto Album and Its Decoration, c. 1612-1640, by Susan Stronge
The Late Shah Jahan Album, c. 1650-1658, by Elaine Wright
The Nasir al-Din Shah Album, c. 1627-1645, by Elaine Wright

Part Three: Exploring the Albums Further
Calligraphy in the Albums, by Wheeler M. Thackston
Mughal Portraiture and Drawing, by Elaine Wright
Textiles, Dress and Attire as Depicted in the Albums, by Steven Cohen
Decorative Arts in Mughal Painting, by Susan Stronge
The Use of Gold in Mughal Painting, by Rachael Smith, with contributions by Jessica Baldwin

Part Four: Catalogue

Part Five: Appendices etc.
Appendix 1
. Folios Belonging to the Salim Album 
Appendix 2. The Late Shah Jahan Album: CBL Folios Not Included in the Exhibition
Appendix 3. The Late Shah Jahan Album: A List of Known Folios Arranged by Border Type and Subject 
Appendix 4. The Late Shah Jahan Album: Facing Pairs and Sequences of Folios
Appendix 5. The Nasir al-Din Shah Album: CBL Folios Not Included in the Exhibition 
Appendix 6. The Nasir al-Din Shah Album: Dispersed (non-CBL) Folios 
Appendix 7. Other Mughal Albums
Concordance by Catalogue and Illustration Number of CBL Manuscripts and Folios
Concordance by CBL Inventory Number
Bibliography of Works Cited