Sa‘adi are some of the great contemporaneous names Gulistan or Garden of Roses, is the most popular composition of Sa‘adi, and has been translated in several languages.
patronage under the regional principalities. The kingdom of Alwar in the nineteenth century under Banni Singh, while adopting the imperial Mughal traditions, established its own atelier where the present manuscript was created. The work is a rare confluence of the art of book and miniature painting, reproducing the celebrated Gulistan of Sa‘adi almost six hundred years after its original composition. The rich illustrations created in the Rajasthan court are a salutation to the magnificent Persian and Mughal miniature painting traditions.
National Museum Institute, Delhi.
University of Madison and Thammasat University, Bangkok. Widely travelled, she is a
visiting faculty to a number of universities. She has been a Consultant with the United Nations Development Programme and is presently Senior Programme Director with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations under the Ministry of External Affairs.