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GENTLE, DEBONAIR, BUT ALSO MERCURIAL, Prince Salim comes to the throne already keyed in to the workings of the Mughal Court. He is not a great general or strategist, but with the bright team he has been left with, this is well taken care of. There is one department in which he easily eclipses his predecessors. The Arts. He is an expert in the minutiae of miniature painting, calligraphy, literature and precious stones. His forebears too have nurtured the arts, but under Jahangir, they receive especial attention. The body of work and lively experimentation in style encouraged under his patronage, will stand testament to the ability of the artists and to Jahangir’s earnest interest.