Indian miniature paintings trail
The Miniature Painting gallery at the National museum houses 17000 beautiful Indian miniatures. What stories do they tell? While you marvel at the painting of a royal wedding procession, we will tell you about the terrible tragedy that followed; one that altered the course of Indian history. We’ll explore the symbolism in Jain Mandalas and the significance of Goddess worship in India. Why does a Mughal painting depict Emperor Jahangir holding a portrait of Mother Mary? Walk through the corridors and discover stories – of demon kings, fierce wars and tragic love.
The audio tour begins at the entrance of the Indian Miniature Painting Gallery on the ground floor of the National Museum Delhi. Look for QR codes near paintings to listen to their stories.