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Baba Nanak goes to school

Baba Nanak goes to school

Artist: Alam Chand Raj

Medium: Ink and colours on paper

Date: 1733

Shelfmark: Panjabi MS B40

Item number: f. 3

Length: 236

Width: 162

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Painting

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This miniature comes from the 'Janam Sakhi' in Punjabi, a prose hagiography of Guru Nanak compiled and copied by Daya Ram Abhrol in 1733 with 57 miniature paintings by Alam Chand Raj. The work consists of a series of 58 'sakhis' - ethical and moral anecdotes - written in the Gurmukhi script.

Find out more about this manuscript and other sacred texts in Expressions of Faith.

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