Delhi Fort: A Guide to the Buildings and Gardens

Author:

Gordon Sanderson

,

Maulvi Shuaib

Publisher:

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

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Publisher

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

Publication Year 2020
ISBN-13

9789390035083

ISBN-10 9390035082
Binding

Hardcover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 112 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 22x14.5x1
Weight (grms) 242

Elphinstone had once said, ‘Shahjahan’s greatest splendour was shown in his buildings’. In 1638, Shahjahan, the Mughal emperor, decided to move his capital to a newly constructed city in Delhi. Along with the construction, he laid the foundations of his palace, the Red Fort. The fort complex is considered to represent the zenith of Mughal creativity. Though the palace was planned according to Islamic prototypes, each pavilion contains architectural elements typical of Mughal buildings that reflect a fusion of Persian, Timurid and Hindu traditions. The fort`s innovative architectural style, including its garden design, was a piece of astounding beauty and architectural perfection. It influenced later buildings and gardens in Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kashmir and elsewhere. This book is a detailed guide to this Fort and its buildings and gardens including Lahori Gate, Delhi Gate, Naubat Khana, Diwan i aam, Diwan i khaas, Nahr i Bihisht, Mumtaz Mahal, Rang Mahal, Khas Mahal, Hammam, Moti Masjid, Hira Mahal, Hayat Bakhsh Bagh, and Shahi Burj.

Gordon Sanderson

Gordon Sanderson (1856-1915) was an officer with the Archaeological Survey of India. He is best known for his works in preserving and docu­menting the historical monuments of India.

Maulvi Shuaib

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