NC Mehta Gallery
Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum
Part of the LD Institute of Indology, this museum houses a gorgeous collection of ancient and medieval Indian art treasures, including...
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NC Mehta Gallery information
In the same building as the LD Museum, this gallery has an important collection of jewel-like illustrated manuscripts and miniature paintings. Best known is Chaurapanchasika (Fifty Love Lyrics of a Thief), written by Vilhana, an 11th-century Kashmiri poet sentenced to be hanged for loving the king’s daughter. Before his execution he was granted one final wish: he chose to recite these 50 poems, which so impressed the king that he gave Vilhana his daughter in marriage.