THE IMPERIAL MUGHAL MAUSOLEUM OF JAHANGIR: HOMAGE AND LEGACY – TAASA Review September 2017
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This article was originally found in the September 2017 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 26, Issue 3, Page 10).
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Mehreen Chida-Razvi O n 24 October 1627, after ruling the Mughal Empire for 22 years, the fourth Mughal Padshah Nuruddin Muhammad Jahangir died at Rajaor, en route to Lahore from Kashmir.
Immediately after, his body was transported to Lahore and buried in a garden owned by his beloved wife, Nur Jahan Begum, in Shahdara, a suburb of Lahore opposite the city on the north bank of the Ravi River.
The next ten years saw the construction of a large square mausoleum in the centre of a Persianate charbagh garden to house the body of the deceased emperor. Jahangir’s Mausoleum, 1628-38, Shahdara...