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General view from the east of the Daftar Khana, Fatehpur Sikri

General view from the east of the Daftar Khana, Fatehpur Sikri

Photographer: Smith, Edmund William

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1893

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(553)

Item number: 1003553

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Daftar Khana at Fatehpur Sikri, taken by Edmund William Smith in 1893, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar (r.1556-1605) between 1571 and 1585. This is general view of Daftar Khana (Record Office) which is a small room with a large open projecting window which was Akbar's jkoroka; where he daily made a public appearance.

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