The Eastern Encounters exhibition takes place at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh from 3 April to 13 September 2020. Located in the Queen’s Gallery, it looks at four centuries of painting and manuscripts from the Indian Subcontinent. The Royal Collection contains a number of extraordinary artefacts from the 400-year shared history of the British monarchy and the rulers of South Asia. Highlights include Padshahnama (‘Book of Emperors’), an illustrated chronicle commissioned by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah-Jahan as a celebration of his reign and dynasty, a Quran owned by Tipu Sultan of Mysore with an illuminated frontispiece and a posthumous portrait of Maharajah Ranjit Singh, the Sikh ruler of the Punjab, c.1842.
The Eastern Encounters exhibition is on at Holyrood Palace from 3 April to 13 September 2020. You can see further details here.