The Nakkar-Khana, entrance of the Royal Halls of Audiences

Red Fort

c. 1638


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..

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Photograph © Medha Malik Kudaisya -- may be used without prior permission for any educational or scholarly purpose.

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Asher, Catharine B. Architecture of Mughal India. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Blake, Stephen. Shahjahanabad. The Sovereign City in Mughal India 1639-1739. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Richards, John. The Mughal Empire. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1993.

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