The Wounding of Khan Kilan by a Rajput during his march to Gujarat, 1572
from the Akbarnama

Left painted by Kesav Khord (Kesav the Younger).

Right painted by Sarwan.
During the extended campaign to conquer the independent kingdom of Gujarat in north-west India, Khan Kilanís army was the vanguard and passed through the Rajput territory of Sirohi. The Rajput chief, Man Singh Deohra, sent envoys to Khan Kilan but at the end of their audience one of the envoys stabbed the Mughal general in the shoulder. Khan Kilanís men leapt forward and killed the attacker and his companions. Composition by Miskina. V&A Museum

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Mughal Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers in the Akbarnama