To see and learn more about the paintings from the Hamzanama
The Smithsonian Museum’s online exhibit:
Galbi, Douglas: “Hamzanama of Akbar: A Masterpiece of Art from the Islamic World.”
To learn more about Mughal India
The British Museum’s interactive website:
To learn more about art in South and Southeast Asia
The Asia Society’s educational website:
The Metropolitan Museum’s website:
To learn about how the Hamzanama paintings were acquired by Victoria and Albert Museum:
Seyller, John, Ebba Koch and Rainald Franz. The Adventures of Hamza: Painting and Storytelling in Mughal India. Washington DC: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2002.
Stronge, Susan. Painting for the Mughal Emperor: The Art of the Book 1560–1660. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 2002.
Eraly, Abraham. Emperors of the Peacock Throne: The Saga of the Great Moghuls. India: Penguin Books India, 2001.
Schimmel, Annemarie. The Empire of the Great Mughals: History, Art and Culture. India: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Gascoigne, Bamber. The Great Moguls. London: Jonathan Cape, 1971.
Berinstain, Valerie. Mughal India: Splendours of the Peacock Throne. London: Thames and Hudson Ltd., 1998.
Faridany-Akhavan, Zahra. “All the King's Toys.” Muqarnas: An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture, Volume X (1993) : page numbers 292 to 298.