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The Shah Burj in the Red Fort and Inlaid Work in the Floor

June 30, 1840
Architectural and Building
Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857

The Shah Burj in the Red Fort and Inlaid Work in the Floor



Fig. 95: THE SHAH BURJ IN THE RED FORT AND INLAID WORK IN THE FLOOR, studio of Mazhar Ali Khan, c. 1840. From Metcalfe's Delhi Book. The Shah Burj stands at the northern end of the palace range in the Red Fort and from its Bengali-roofed pavilion ran the Nahr-i Bihisht, fed by a branch of Ali Mardan Khan's canal, linking the pavilions along the terrace. The cupola was destroyed in 1857 and never replaced. Watercolor, folio size 25.8 x 19 cm. British Library, London, Add.Or.5475, f.42.

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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