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We proceed, as the present-day visitor does, in the opposite direction, from the
gates of the Jilaukhana [146:143,14b] to the riverfront terrace [146:A]. (Indeed, it
has been suggested that a 'scripted path' is the basis for reading the Taj: moving
The Jilaukhana (forecourt) zone The complex of the Taj Mahal is now entered
through one of three gates leading into the Jilaukhana, or forecourt [146:0]. The
east and west gates [146:143,14b] are those commonly used by tourists. The
Both its faces have a simple pishtaq, flanked by engaged shafts terminating in
guldastas. Because of the overall slope of the site , it stands 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in.
) above the level of the Jilaukhana , and is reached up a short flight of stairs.
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The complete Taj Mahal: and the riverfront gardens of AgraUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Although the Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, until now there has been no full examination of its architecture in book form. Art historian Koch-the first Western scholar ... Read full review
Mughal Agra a riverfront garden city
The riverfront garden city
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