Curator Michael Barry discusses one of the works on show in "King Babur's Kabul, Cradle of the Mughal Empire," an exhibition at the Bagh-e-Babur Garden in the Afghan capital Kabul, April 15, 2018.
AFP / Wakil Kohsar
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Disfigured by four decades of war, the Afghan capital Kabul offers few reminders of its former glory in Islamic art or religious tolerance but "King Babur's Kabul, Cradle of the Mughal Empire," a rare exhibition of Mughal paintings, is seeking to change that. Dozens of enlarged reproductions of miniatures – highly detailed paintings the size of a school notebook – that were created in Kabul during the 16th century have gone on display in Babur Gardens, where the first Mughal emperor is buried among roses and pomegranate trees.The original miniatures are held in private and institutional collections around the world, Barry said, and are so delicate they need to be kept in the dark most of the time.The paintings created in Kabul, Barry said, gave birth to the Mughal art of India.Barry said he hoped the exhibition would send a positive message to ordinary Afghans.
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