Tomb of Nur Jahan

 
Catalogue
Mughal Gardens
City
Shahdara
Country
Pakistan
Dates
Early 17th century early 18th century
Authors
Abdul Rehman;
Munazzah Akhtar

Description

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
Catalogue
Mughal Gardens
City
Shahdara
Country
Pakistan
Dates
Early 17th century early 18th century
Authors
Abdul Rehman;
Munazzah Akhtar