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Agra Fort – View showing Dewan Khas & Saman Burj Gaj in the distance 1910s

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December 31, 1909
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Babur II 1881-1920

Agra Fort – View showing Dewan Khas & Saman Burj Gaj in the distance 1910s

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Agra Fort – View showing Dewan Khas & Saman Burj Gaj in the distance 1910s The “Dewan Khas” or “Private Hall of Audience” is situated at one end of a broad stone terrace overlooking the river. At the other, alas! is a vacant space; on it formerly stood a corresponding pavilion, which, according to tradition, was constructed of green marble, if there be such a substance; at all events, of some rare material. It had shared the fare of the Zenana of Akbar; it had become dilapidated; it was pulled down. The “Dewan Khas” is of white marble, a large open room, whose flat roof is supported by a double row of slender twelve-sided columns. The Personal Adventures and Experiences of a Magistrate During the Rise, Progress, and Suppression of the Indian Mutiny (originally published 1884)

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