The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the thirty-second night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot)

c. 1560
(reigned 1556–1605)
Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 6.5 x 10.2 cm (2 9/16 x 4 in.)
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Utarid is the name of the planet Mercury, while Khurshid is one of the names of the sun.

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Before Khujasta can sneak away to meet with her lover, Tuti the parrot begins to tell her a story about a man named Utarid and his wife, Khurshid, who encountered many misfortunes because of her great beauty.
The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the thirty-second night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot)

The parrot addresses Khujasta at the beginning of the thirty-second night, from a Tuti-nama (Tales of a Parrot)

c. 1560

Mughal India, court of Akbar (reigned 1556–1605)

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