The Prince in Danger
From The Magic Doe Woman (Mrigavati), attributed to Haribans, 1603-4
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 28.3 x 17 cm
Chester Beatty Library, Credit Line
Literature played a critical role in embedding diverse perceptions of yogis within the popular imagination. The adventures of princes-turned-yogis were a central feature in the allegorical romances composed by Sufi poets between the 14th and 19th centuries.
Image and caption courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery