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Red Fort of Shahjahanabad

by Anisha Shekhar Mukherji

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Published by Oxford University Press in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Lal Qila (Delhi, India),
  • India,
  • Delhi.
    • Subjects:
    • Fortification -- Conservation and restoration -- India -- Delhi.,
    • Architecture, Mogul -- India -- Delhi.,
    • Lal Qila (Delhi, India) -- History.

    • About the Edition

      With reference to the architectural marvel, conservation, and restoration of Lal Qila.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-260) and index.

      StatementAnisha Shekhar Mukherji.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS486.D3 M84 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 272 p. :
      Number of Pages272
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3717672M
      ISBN 100195657756
      LC Control Number2003331482

      This article contains selected excerpts from the chapter 'Paradise as Perfumed Gardens', from the book "Red Fort: Remembering the Magnificent Mughals", by Debasish Das. The sub-headings are not a part of the original text, and have been added by The Dispatch. The Red Fort Complex contained many architectural innovations. One of these was river-fronting palaces . Shahjahanabad. Rana Safvi. About the book. What is today the overcrowded, neglected city of Old Delhi was once the magnificent capital of the Mughal Empire. At its heart was the spectacular Qila-e-Mubarak, now known as the Red Fort.

      Shahjahan, the great Mughal builder who in built Shahjahanabad, the seventh city of Delhi. Shahjahan's Delhi, is today more visible than all the Delhi's built before it. The scale on which he built was also more heroic, as can be seen from the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid.   The area was in the limits of Red fort as further down the road at Bankhandi temple, there is a Burj or a dome that is said to be one of the points from where the red fort was guarded. An interesting place to spend a day in Shahjahanabad, among the books and a mysterious piece of history.

      Red Fort Built in: Construction of Red fort started in and was completed in A Delhi Tour is synonymous with a trip of Red Fort, famously called as Lal Kila of Delhi (Urdu: لال قلعہ‎, Hindi: लाल क़िला). Originally Red Fort was known as 'Qila-I-Mubarak' (Urdu: قلعہ مبارک‎, Hindi: क़िला 5/5(96). Fire crackers under the supervision of the Mir Atish would be burst near the walls of the Red Fort And a special Akash Diya (the Light of the Sky) was lit with great pomp, placed atop a pole 40 yards high, supported by 16 ropes, and fed on several maunds of .


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Red Fort of Shahjahanabad by Anisha Shekhar Mukherji Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book is a spatial and architectural history of the Red Fort of Delhi--the seventeenth century fortified palace built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It recreates through text, photographs and drawings, the original spaces and functions of Cited by: 2.

This book is a spatial and architectural history of the Red Fort of Delhi--the seventeenth century fortified palace built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It recreates through text, photographs and drawings, the original spaces and functions of the Fort that have transformed radically through time.

The architectural context of the Fort is analysed through its history, against the Reviews: 1. The Red Fort is a historic fort in the city of Delhi in India that served as the main residence of the Mughal r Shah Jahan commissioned construction of the Red Fort on 12 Maywhen he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi.

Originally red and white, Shah Jahan's favourite colours, its design is credited to architect Ustad Ahmad Lahori, who also Architect: Ustad Ahmad Lahori. The Red Fort of Shahjahanabad. [Anisha Shekhar Mukherji] -- With reference to the architectural marvel, conservation, and restoration of Lal Qila.

Book: All Authors / Contributors: Anisha Shekhar Mukherji. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number:   This book is a spatial and architectural history of the Red Fort of Delhi--the seventeenth century fortified palace built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

It recreates through text, photographs and drawings, the original spaces and functions of the Fort that have transformed radically through : Anisha Shekhar Mukherji. The Red Fort is a historical fortification in the national capital of New Delhi.

Located in the center of the city, it was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty. It was constructed by Shah Jahan in the year as a result of a capital shift from Agra to Delhi. This imposing piece of architecture derives its name from its /5(87).

In the city of Shahjahanabad, that place was selected for the imposing Red Fort. It had 7 main gates for vehicular, mounted, or pedestrian traffic: Kashmiri, Mori, Kabuli, Lahori, Ajmiri, Turkmani; and Akbarabadi gates; in addition to water front gates – Nigambodh, Raja Ghat, and Qila Ghat, all three of which provided Hindus access to the Author: Debasish Das.

Old Delhi or Purani Dilli is an area part of the greater city of Delhi, was founded as a walled city named Shahjahanabad inwhen Shah Jahan (the Mughal emperor at the time) decided to shift the Mughal capital from Agra. The construction of the city was completed inand it remained the capital of the Mughal Empire until its fall inwhen the British Raj took Country: India.

At the centre of this settlement was Qila-i-Mubarak (Red Fort), the palace-fortress. The city was encircled with a wall with 14 gates, from where Shahjahanabad gets its sobriquet of Walled City. But those were the glory days. After Shah Jahan, both his Red Fort and Shahjahanabad faced troubles.

For starters, there was neglect. The battle-hardy Aurangzeb, who usurped the throne from his father indidn’t seem to care much for the Red Fort or the new city. And the feeling was mutual. The Troubled Times. Top choice fort in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) Red Fort.

Top choice fort in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) including laying new red-sandstone pathways over some of the existing quartzite stone paths. At the time of writing, all the Red Fort's museums were closed for renovations. With the exception of the arcades at Chatta Chowk and Diwan-i-Am, it.

Red Fort. Red Fort, also known by all as the Lal Qila, lies on the Netaji Subhash Marg in New Delhi stretching towards Old Delhi next to Chandni Chowk and can be reached by Metro Link with Kashmiri Gate as the nearest Metro is the seventh fort of Delhi and was constructed in that took ten years to complete in over the 'Mughal city' and 'seventh city of Delhi'.

The RED FORT in *SHAHJAHANABAD* (now "Old Delhi"), c The Red Fort in artists' and engravers' eyes; and two maps of the structures in the fort: The Red Fort-- a few photographs; its walls (*ANU*) are 45 feet wide at the base, tapering to 30 feet at the top The Red Fort's main gate is the Lahori Gate, at the east end of Chandni Chauk.

The Red Fort is different from the Agra Fort and is better planned, because at its back lies the experience gained by Shahjahan at Agra, and because it was the work of one hand. It is an irregular octagon, with two long sides on the east and west, and with two main gates, one on the west and the other on the south called Lahori and Delhi gates.

Red Fort: Remembering the Magnificent Mughals is a recently released book. The author Debasish Das is a history scholar and inspired by works of various historians. Writing a book about historical stuff is quite a challenging job. On one hand, you need to perform extensive research work and the narrative thus would be quite dry; on the other, you cannot take much Author: Debasish Das.

An excerpt from the book Red Fort: Remembering The Magnificent Mughals by Debasish Das, traces this journey. Book cover and author Debasish Das French traveller Francois Bernier in his epic ‘Travels in the Mughal Empire, AD ’ recalls troupes of singing and dancing girls (titled ‘ kenchens ’ or ‘the blooming or gilded ones Author: Debasish Das.

Shahjahanabad was a walled city, and some of its gates and parts of the wall still stand. The romance of the bazaars of Delhi can be experienced at its best in and around Chandni Chowk and its by lanes.

Shahjahanabad was secured and enclosed by about ten kilometer long well. Ten gates connected the city with the surrounding region. Commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan inthe beautiful city of Shahjahanabad was built around the spectacular Qila-e-Mubarak (Red Fort), on the banks of the Yamuna.

Almost a decade later, inShah Jahan entered through the river gate and celebrated the completion of this 'paradise on earth' filled with gardens, palaces, water bodies. At its heart was the spectacular Qila-e-Mubarak, now known as the Red Fort. Commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan inthe beautiful city of Shahjahanabad was built around the spectacular Qila-e-Mubarak (Red Fort), on the banks of the Yamuna.4/5.

The Red Fort which was at the heart of the city was an architectural triumph supposed to be a heaven on earth, and I wanted to showcase that, too.

It gives me great pleasure in reporting that my book Red Fort: Remembering the Magnificent Mughals has now been published. The book seeks to present the lived culture of Mughals in all its multiple facets.

About the Book When we think of a Fort, it evokes an imagery of a massive military edifice with impregnable.Initial chapters has the brief history of seven cities in Delhi then the chapters are focused towards shah Jahan who made the Red fort and the seventh city was known as Shahjahanabad.

Later chapter cover the life inside the Redfort and the ending chapters are about Cruelty of Aurangzeb and the decline of Mughals/5(4).History. The site of Shahjahanabad is north of earlier settlements of Delhi. Its southern part overlaps some of the area that was settled by the Tughlaqs in 14th century when it was the seat of Delhi sultanates ruled from Delhi between andwhen the last was replaced by the Mughal five dynasties were the Mamluk dynasty (–90), the .