Razmnama is an abridged translation of the Mahabharata written in Persian at the behest of the Mughal Emperor Akbar and dates to around 1598–99. The original book is no longer available as the pages from the original Razmnama are scattered around the world; and are today the proud possessions of various collectors. Twenty-five elaborately illustrated folios of Razmnama are part of the large impressive collection in the John Fredrick Lewis Collection in the Free Library of Philadelphia, United States.
For the first time since 1923, an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art brought together 25 pages of Razmnama at the John Fredrick Lewis Collection. The exhibition was held from
July 14, 2007 to December 9, 2007.
Razmnama is noted for it elaborate and exquisite illustrations.
In the below painting, Karna Slays the Kaikeya Prince Vishoka. Style – Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper.