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The Wounding of Khan Kilan by a Rajput during his march to Gujarat, 1572, Right Panel
from the Akbarnama



This right panel painted by Sarwan. Composition by Miskina. V&A Museum
During the extended campaign to conquer the independent kingdom of Gujarat in north-west India, Khan Kilanís army was the vanguard and passed through the Rajput territory of Sirohi. The Rajput chief, Man Singh Deohra, sent envoys to Khan Kilan but at the end of their audience one of the envoys stabbed the Mughal general in the shoulder. Khan Kilanís men leapt forward and killed the attacker and his companions.

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