Tomb of Nur Jahan (MEGT)
Shahdara, Pakistan
Jahangir’s widow, Nur Jahan, was one of most powerful figure in the Mughal Empire. After her death in 1645, she was buried to the west of her brother Asaf Khan, in a tomb she is said to have commissioned during her lifetime. The red sandstone cladding was stripped off during the Sikh period and whatever had survived of the garden was irreparably damaged when the British cut a railway line in the late nineteenth century between the tombs of Asaf Khan and Nur Jahan. The garden must have been some 300 gaz square. (M. Brand, "Shadhara Gardens,” 206–7)
Source: Unknown, 19th and 20th centuries

-Abdul Rehman, Munazzah Akhtar


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Lahore: Its History, Archaeological Remains and Antiquities (Open in Zotero)

The Shahdara Gardens of Lahore (Open in Zotero)

Originally published at: Rehman, Abdul, and Munazzah Akhtar. “Tomb of Nur Jahan.” Middle East Garden Traditions. Dumbarton Oaks, November 18, 2014. Archived at:

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Dates of attested life: Early 17th century - 19th century
Date of entry of information: April 2007
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