The Nakkar-Khana, entrance of the Royal Halls of Audiences
Here the Royal Band performed and announced the presence of the Emperor with fanfare. Notice the Jharokha or the balcony, a distinct Mughal innovation to Indian architecture..
Photograph © Medha Malik Kudaisya -- may be used without prior permission for any educational or scholarly purpose.
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Manas: India and Its Neighbors
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