23rd October 2012 > 3rd February 2013 Curated by Gian Carlo Calza
Rome, Museo Fondazione Roma - Palazzo Sciarra

Promoted by the Fondazione Roma and organised by Fondazione Roma-Arte-Musei the exhibition entitled Akbar. The Great Emperor of India (Umarkot, 1542 - Agra, 1605) is devoted to one of the most enlightened sovereigns in history. This exhibition has never been held before in Italy and, due to the number of works and historical completeness, is unique in the world.

An extraordinary nucleus of 130 works describe the era of Akbar “The Great”, a sovereign who promoted cultural patronage, developed architecture and town planning and encouraged religious tolerance and syncretism even though he was illiterate.

Divided into five sections, the exhibition evokes the historical and social environment of the period and the splendour of the Moghul court through paintings, book illustrations, extremely rare carpets, objects and weapons studded with gems.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Fondazione Roma has organised the film review Bollywood Film Meeting Roma, to be held in the Teatro Quirinetta from the 29th November to the 9th December 2012, which aims to offer a glance at the new trends in cinema productions in the Hindi language of Mumbai.