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Summary of the Book 'A Handbook To Agra And The Taj Sikandra':
Handbook To Agra And The Taj Sikandra Fatehpur Sikri by E B Havell. In the opening part that deals with the historical book ground he omits the unimportant name and dates attempting to give a sketch of the mugal emperors. It them describes the works of architecture in the city of Aarg and of its surroundings.
Excerpts from the Book 'A Handbook To Agra And The Taj Sikandra':
... Fatehpur Sikri. Plate XIII. The Baland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri. Plans. Agra Fort. Plan of the Palaces. Fatehpur Sikri. Plan Showing the Position ... ... on the throne of sovereignty whenever a difficulty occurs to you, remember to beg his help, and he will at once respond to your appeal, and victory ... ... second, that the plan of his tomb at Delhi, built by Akbar, was the model on which the plan of the Taj was based. Interregnum: Shere Shah. Shere ... ... by himself, and finished by his son and successor, Jahangir. Akbar's connection with Agra. The modern city of Agra, as stated previously, was ... ... illness of the Emperor brought these intrigues to a head. His eldest son by Mumtaz Mahal, called Dara Shikoh, a gracious and generous Prince, but ... ... the British raj was rising. Seventeen years before his death he had granted to Job Charnock a piece of land at Sutanati, the site of the future capital ... ... are probably of Akbar's time. The interior dimensions of the hall are 192 feet by 64 feet. It is constructed of red sandstone, plastered over ... ... chamber of high and low. During the hour and a half, or two hours, that this ceremony continues, a certain number of the royal horses pass before ... ... his zenana. They were occupied in the Mutiny days by the British officers and their families who were shut up in the Fort. The Anguri Bagh is a very ... ... Dbi, being pulled up the walls of the castle, sitting on acharp(a native bed), till he arrived near the balcony where the Emperor used to sleep. ... ... completed, owing to the usurpation of Aurangzb, shortly after the foundations were laid. The Intention of the Taj. The Taj has been the subject ... ... Shah Jahan, the king valiant. May his tomb ever flourish and may his abode be in the heavens. He travelled from this transitory world to the world ... ... whole scheme of the exterior decoration is so finely carried out, both in arrangement and colour, that its extreme elaboration produces no effect ... ... idea both in its greatness and in its incompleteness, it is typical of Akbar and his work. The original design was somewhat modified by Jahangir. ... ... off by those insatiable marauders, the Jts of Bharatpur. Smaller chambers surrounding the central one, on the level of the platform, contain ... ... none of its effects to imposing dimensions, but only to the skill with which the architect has treated a difficult subject. This is the Dwan-i-Khs, or ... ... Miriam's House, a very elegant two-storied building showing marked Hindu feeling in the design. The Rma incarnation of Vishnu appears on one of the ... ... or Karwn-serai, in a very ruined state. The, furthest of this block of buildings is a curious tower called the Hiran Minr, or Deer Tower, ... ... 1839, that he acquired from its native architect more knowledge of the secrets of art as practised in the Middle Ages than he had learnt from all the ... ... the question at length in his Handbook to Delhi, accepts this suggestion. Neither of these authorities seem to have been aware of the existence of ...