Baba Nanak goes to school
Artist: Alam Chand Raj
Medium: Ink and colours on paper
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.