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Gulabi Bagh gateway, built at Begumpura in 1655 by Mirza Sultan Beg, led
into one of the major gardens which dotted the environs of Lahore.
In this illustration, the gateway has been embellished fancifully with columns borrowed it would appear from the Chaburji gateway. The gateway, as the signboard states, was used as a police station.
|Gulabi Bagh gateway, Begumpura, Lahore, 1873|
formal Mughal gardens of Shalimar were laid out for Shah Jahan in 1642 by
Khaliullah Khan. The garden had three levels - the lowest providing access
to the gardens, the second higher level known as the faiz baksh or bountiful, and the highest where the royal apartments were being the farah baksh or pleasure-yielding.
|Shalimar Gardens. Lahore 1880|
BRIDGE OF BOATS ACROSS THE RAVI,
Engraving published in The Illustrated London News,
27 January 1849.
building on the right, incorrectly identified as the summer-house of Maharaja
Ranjit Singh on the banks of the river Ravi, was most probably the riverside
gateway leading to the mausoleum of Jahangir on the western Shahdara bank
of the river.
|Bridge boats across the Ravi, Lahore, 1849|
OF THE EMPEROR JAHANGIR, SHAHDARA, 1878
of the emjeror Jahangir who died in 1627 was commissioned by his son and
successor Shah Jahan. It took ten years and cost about ten lakhs to complete.
This miniature by a local artist was derived, as its inscription states,
from a contemporary photograph.
|THE MAUSOLEUM OF THE EMPEROR JAHANGIR, SHAHDARA, 1878|
THE CENOTAPH OF EMPEROR JAHANGIR,
Water-colour by W. Simpson, 1864.
|The Cenotaph of Emperor Jahangir, 1864|
Miniature painting in gouache by Lassaju, a local artist, dated Samvat 1936 (1878 A.D.).
21 miles from Lahore on the western Shahdara side of the Ravi river, the
Hiran Minar monument at Sheikhupura was built by Jahangir to commemorate
a favourite deer. In those days the area was a royal hunting preserve
and abounded with wild game.
|Hiran Minar, Sheikhopura, 1878|