Lahore Fort Complex: Daulat Khana-e Jahangiri
Lahore, Pakistan
The Jahangiri Quadrangle refers to a palace court in Lahore Fort. The central area of the courtyard contains a central tank with a mahtab, or platform, and a series of fountains. The group of buildings set around the quadrangle was completed by Jahangir. The buildings consist of small, flat-roofed rooms supported by red sandstone pillars. The chajja, or projecting eave, of the courtyard wings is supported by zoomorphic brackets carved in the shape of elephants, felines and peacocks. The style is a combination of the local tradition in brick architecture, with adaptations from the imperial style as seen in Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. The main building of the court, the Khawabgah-i- Jahangiri, Jahangir's sleeping rooms, stands in the middle of its north side. Some describe the quadrangle as the main zenana, or women's quarter, of the palace.

Sources:

Koch, Ebba. Mughal Architecture: An Outline of its History and Development (1526-1858), 84, 94. Munich: Prestel, 1991.

Asher, Catherine. The New Cambridge History of India: Architecture of Mughal India, 113-14. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

"Shah Jahan Quadrangle". World Monuments Fund Panographies. http://www.world-heritage-tour.org/asia/pk/lahore/shahiQila/shahJahanQuadrangle.html. [Accessed February 2, 2006; inaccessible September 26, 2013]
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Lahore Fort, Lahore, Pakistan
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1617-1618/1026-1027 AH
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1526-1858
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Lahore Fort Complex: Daulat Khana-e Jahangiri
Jahangir's Quadrangle
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Jehangir's Quadrangle
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Jahangiri Quadrangle
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Jahangir's Palace
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palace
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