There is a distinctive factor in the Mughal miniature painting, among other Indian styles and forms, which vindicate that the origin of the Mughal miniature is not in India. The specialty of the Mughal miniature is the use of calligraphy around the border of the miniature that raises a unique value of Mughal miniature art. What's the unique point of it?
Nevertheless, we could not leave out in the cold a specialty that came with the conquest of southern India of Aurangzeb which performed as ‘Deccan style’, entered in the Mughal painting. It was a successful regional inclusion in the Mughal miniature painting that made it precious.
In the reign of Shah Jahan, the grandeur of Mughal painting reached to the highest level. The offering of former emperors like Humayun, Akbar, and Jahangir make it possible to get such a called which as a successor, Shah Jahan nourished with his dexterity.
Granting introduction of the illustrated artworks of Tutinama(1); there was a radical change occurred even in the illustration of Hamzanama. Attributing to the emotional scene in the painting, the artist created an absolute tension in all aspects that never happened before in the Indian painting. In such a way Hamzanama created a new tradition in Indian art that we never found in the earlier manuscript art or elsewhere. In the Hamzanama, the Mughal miniature painting went far beyond the Persian
After the Iranian Kalam; Indian traditional art flowed to the Mughal paintings respectively which gained more liberties, and self-confidence. The interfusion among the native Rajput style and persian style got a new form that scholars recognized as Mughal Miniature. It had absolutely a separate character which later recognized as Indian 'Gharana'.
In the history of the Indian painting, the era of the Mughal Kingdom was one of the most important times when Indian traditional art got prospered with the exotic Persian art and culture. Interlacing the Persian art with Indian tradition, it also got a freshness and polished form. From this time, the Indian miniature reached the highest label of aesthetic value considered later as the icon of India.
Before dressing up the conclusion, I am about to dig a bit with the Vaishnava manuscripts as one of the important aspects of our flowing discussion. Unfortunately, based on my assumption, there were no authenticated researches performed yet on the Vaishnava Manuscripts art moreover, it is accordingly difficult to find out the original Vaishnava manuscript. In the Bankura district of West Bengal, it has the possibility to have some oldest manuscript.......
In the 1500 century, by praising the illustrated manuscripts, related artistic workflow got prosper in several ways. To get satisfaction, the wealthy families of the Jain community made a number of duplicates of old manuscripts in a new way by implementing updated methods of color making that evolve the overall manuscript composition. Financial supports increased the usability of costly materials such as Lapis lazuli, tourmaline, gold.
In the fifth century, a massive famine happened in Gujarat. To rescue the manuscripts from the disaster, a convention of Jain monks had been arranging in 453 century. On that summit, some resolution had been approved to save those valuable jewels. In such a good project, an initiative assumed by some wealthy persons of Jain community. In the era of ages, all the valuable Jain manuscripts had stored in such a secure way in the Jain monasteries.
In the manuscript painting of the Pala era, we can notice a kind of sculpture-like value that is not obtainable in the Jain manuscript. It is because at that time, a lot of traveler mendicants, wise figures and devotees came from China, Tibet, and Nepal in the Pala dynasty and influenced Indian artists by their native grammatical doctrine and ideas of painting and sculpture in several ways.