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PLAN OF THE RED FORT

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June 30, 1638
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Shah Jahan 1627–1658

PLAN OF THE RED FORT

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Fig. 22: PLAN OF THE RED FORT, Jaipur, late-18th century. This map constitutes the best available evidence of the layout of the Red Fort in the 18thcentury and the first to show its truc plan. Unexpected inscriptions include swapping the names for the Khas Mahal (now called the Rang Mahal) and the Mumtaz Mahal (now the Museum), presumably by mistake. The central courtyard, the Jilau Khana is labelled Jalebi Chauk. The residences north of the Chatta were allotted to the titled officials Mir Atash (the Master of the Ordnance) and Mir Jumla, while the Fort Commandant lived just to the south of it. The road south to the Delhi Gate was then the Mina Bazaar, a large part of the zenana area to its east is labelled Khawaspura, the area occupied by servants. In Salimgarh, the buildings are labelled Salatin ki haveli, i.e. the prisons where surplus Mughal princes were kept. © The Trustecs of the Maharaja Sawai Man Sigh II Museum, City Palace, Jaipur, Kapad Dvara collection, no. 122, 113 x 176 cm.

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