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Portable Hindu domestic shrine
19th century, ca. 1880
Gilt copper and enamel
Collection Amrita Jhaveri
Photo courtesy of Simon Ray, London
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by Fred Stern

"As far as the eye can see flowers are blooming and in their midst, streams enrich the landscape. " So did the celebrated Mughal Emperor Jahangir describe the Kashmir Valley during his rule, sometime around 1625.


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