The Royal Library, Windsor Castle, is home to one of the most important collections of South Asian paintings and manuscripts in the world. This publication brings together highlights of these superb works, many of with have never before been publically displayed or published. From dazzling Mughal poetic texts to modern masterpieces, they span a geographical espanse from Kashmir to Kerala and for a period of more than 400 years.
This publication presents new scholarship exploring the history of how these works entered the Royal Collection, tracing the long-standing relationship between the British Crown and South Asia. Beautifully illustrated and meticulously researched, Eastern Encounters: Four Centuries of Paintings and Manuscripts from the Insian Subcontinent provides a fascinating insight into this rich and hither-to unexplored aspect of the Royal Collection.