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Mussum [Samman?] Boorj and Dewan Khass of the Palace, Delhi.

Mussum [Samman?] Boorj and Dewan Khass of the Palace, Delhi.

Photographer: Murray, John

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 52/(30)

Item number: 5230

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Mussaman Burj and the Diwan-i-Khas in Delhi from 'Murray Collection: Views in Delhi, Cawnpore, Allahabad and Benares' taken by Dr. John Murray in 1858 after the Uprising of 1857. The Mussaman Burj and Diwan-i-Khas are located on the eastern side of the Red Fort's palace constructed by Shah
Jahan (r. 1627-1658) for his new city Shahjahanabad. Mussaman Burj, on the left is an octoganal pavilion which served as an imperial gransdstand. The Diwan-i-Khas (Private Audience Hall) is on the right side.

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