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Diwan E Aam, Agra

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  • The court of public hearings. Since this was dedicated to the general public, it is large in size, although lacks the grandeur. The arches of the ceilings are intricately carved and are pure works of....  more
    The court of public hearings. Since this was dedicated to the general public, it is large in size, although lacks the grandeur. The arches of the ceilings are intricately carved and are pure works of....  more »
  • This was a place where the King used to hear the petitions of local public and it was also a place of common gatherings during Mughal rule. 
    This was a place where the King used to hear the petitions of local public and it was also a place of common gatherings during Mughal rule.  more »
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  • Diwan-I-Aam is basically a big spacious hall in which Mughal emperor Shah Jahan held public meetings to attend and solve their problems. This place contains many structured pillars. It has a central position at some height on which emperor used to sit and address their audience. This is an architectural marvel. From the place of emperor, he was able to see everyone despite of having so many pillars in the hall.
  • The precursor to the Diwan-e-Aam at Delhi's Red Fort, this one is a massive pillared pavilion, fronted by a large garden. This was where the emperor would meet the general public, so to say: ambassadors, people offering tributes and gifts, people beating petitions, and people he was rewarding. In addition, horses or elephants were paraded here before the emperor, among other more showy elements of state. The pillared hall is fairly bare, but the white marble throne area has some lovely inlay work. In front of the Diwan-e-Aam, in two separate enclosures of their own, are remnants of British rule in India: a British cannon, and the tomb of John Russell Colvin, lieutenant governor of the North-Western Provinces, who died of cholera in 1857.

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