Photographer's Note

The only major structure inside the fort remaining from Akbar's era is the so-called Jahangiri Mahal. It is located in the southeast sector of the fort, and this photo presents the west-facing view. It may have served as the zenana as there are no window openings anywhere near ground level. There are numerous Hindu elements combined with some Mughal and Islamic motifs that may be attributed to the fact that the vast majority of workmen on the project were Hindu.

In front of the structure is Jahangir's Hauz (cistern), a giant bowl with steps inside and out, made in 1611 from a single block of porphyry. It is inscribed in Persian. It would be filled with rosewater and used by the emperor as a bathtub.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-02-22
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposición: f/4.6, 1/250 segundos
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2012-06-13 3:37
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