How are painting consider an important source of medieval period

Painting usually serve as an important source of information about medieval period of India.They provide us information about rulers their lifestyles and much about the life of people during those days . For example some Mughal painting has shown the scenes of emperor standing near the window to facilitate Jharokha darshan i.e to  meet his subjects once in the day. Some paintings has depicted hunting scenes which shows that kings during their leisure and holidays usually go for huntings and enjoy it. Likewise many medieval paintings gives an idea about the market life in any empire or during sultanate.So basically paintings present a picture of the past ,the period which would have been difficult to be imagined and help us to understand the life , difficulties and limitations of the people in those ages.

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