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Official teachers' resource for the Art Gallery of Ontario's Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts exhibition, which is up until April 3, 2011. Learn about some of the artifacts in the exhibition, and engage in a dialogue relating ancient artworks to contemporary life.

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Sacrifices for Peace

Amar Singh I of Mewar submits to Prince Khurram about 1615-1618 opaque watercolour and gold on paper Victoria and Albert Museum © V&A Images / Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • The treaty signed by Amar Singh included a condition that he was to provide the Mughals with 1,000 horses and horsemen when demanded - the Mewar dynasty was famous for their horses - but there was also a condition which spared him having to pay homage to non-Indian rulers, maintaining the dignity of the Mewars. 
  • What would you be willing to give up in order to achieve peace?

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