Laila and Majnun – Poetry in Miniature | Indian Miniature Paintings Trail, National Museum, New Delhi

This is the story behind a painting that captures a scene from an epic Persian love poem, Laila Majnun – written long before Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but just as tragically beautiful.

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Laila and friends visiting Majnu, c. 1740-50 CE PC: National Museum, Delhi