The Red Fort of Shahjahanabad

The Red Fort of Shahjahanabad

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Author: Anisha Shekhar Mukherji
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 282
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195657756


The Red Ford and the city of Shahjahanabad built by emperor Shah Jahan in the seventeenth century have both undergone radical transformation. This well laid out book offers an engaging narrative of how life was lived within the Red Fort, set against the backdrop of the Mughal period and the geographical area of Delhi.

Richly illustrated, this architectural biography of a fascinating palace and city

Contains over 300 black & white and colour photographs, charts, maps, etc.

Uses various sources including drawings, court chronicles, travelogues, and other historical material to tell its story.

Traces the evolution, renovation, reconstruction, and change in the Fort over the centuries.

Suggests appropriate ways of conserving the Red Fort and other such historical sites

Will interest general readers, informed tourists, conservation professionals, as well as scholars of architecture and art history.