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‘Jaswant and Dasawan’ famous painters were courtier of Mughal emperor:
1. Akbar
2. Jehangir
3. Shahjahan
4. Aurangzeb
5. None of the above/More than one of the above

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Akbar

The correct answer is Akbar.

  • ‘Jaswant and Dasawan’ were the famous painters of the court of Akbar.

  • The rule of Akbar is known for the development of the Mughal school of paintings.
  • Other famous artists of the time are Mir Sayyed Ali and Abdus Samad Khan.
  • Around 100 painters were employed during his time who mainly came from Gujarat, Kashmir, and Gwalior.
  • The hard work of these painters collectively resulted in the Mughal school of miniature paintings.
  • The two famous works of the reign of Akbar were Tuti-Nama and Hamza Nama.
  • Tutti-Nama is the first work of art of Mughal school.
  • It is a collection of 250 miniature paintings describing 52 stories.
  • Hamza Nama is a more refined work whose illustrations are done on cloth. It took 14 years to complete.

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