Shajahanabad Analysis

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THEORY OF SETTLEMENTS STRUCTURE OF SHAHJAHANABAD Submitted by, Kataru Venkata Sai B.Arch (II-C) A/2706/2014 Shahjahan's Delhi, is today more easily seen than all the Delhi's built before it. The scale on which emperor built was also of great courage, as can be noticed from the Jama Masjid and red fort. Shahjahanabad is a walled city,and some of its gates still stand. The interaction of streets of Delhi can be experienced best in and around the streets of Chandni Chowk. Ten gates are connected to the city shajahanabad. Lahore gate is the main entrance for the fort. The calcutta Gate,turkman Gate, faresh khana Gate,Kabul Gate,mori Gate, Ajmere Gate and the kashmere Gate. A tradition of Mohallas was developed to suit the homogenous community.…show more content…
The Reflection of Mughal Power in Shahjahanabad The capital Shahjahanabad was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan and it spread out over a large area along the banks of river Yamuna. The traditional life also revolves around the households, princes, and great nobles who were well versed in the various arts and crafts, and they provided patronage to, architecture, painting, arts and crafts, music, and literature.In order to understand the foundation of Shahjahanabad one has to take into account the fact that Mughal rulers conceived the city as the meeting place of the heaven and earth. Their belief originated in accordance with the traditional theories of Islamic architecture,which held that the city lay between the two major poles of man and the cosmos, and incorporated the principles of both. The city was therefore a sacred centre that was considered ‘to…show more content…
The major gateways pointed to the direction of the important places and regions of the empire, such as Lahori Gate, Kashmiri Gate, Ajmeri Gate, Akbarabadi Gate, etc. Towards the river, where Rajghat and Nigambodh ghat are located, smaller gates were provided for the Hindu inhabitants of the city to visit their places of worship and perform ceremonial functions. Overlooking these gates were chaukis (posts) and quarters for the security personnel. There were two hillocks within the area enclosed by the citadel. On one of these,known as Bhujalal pahari, was constructed the Jami’ Masjid. It is about 500 metres southwest of the fortress. The Palace-fortress The Palace-fortress of Shahjahan, called the Qila-i Mubarak was an overpowering structure which took nine years to complete. The Important places and bazaars in the city Habitat Library & Resource Centre.The most important road was one connecting the Lahori Gate of the city wall and the Lahori Gate of the palace-fortress with a minor diversion near the Fatehpuri mosque. The Nahr-i Faiz flowed through the centre of the road between the Fatehpuri mosque and the palacefortress, and a square was

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