Jewel in the Crown // Research on The Mughal Empire


Coronation of the 20th in line Moghul emperor, 62-year-old Bahadur Shah. “But the event was royal no doubt; (not as exquisite as first great Moghul emperor, Babur) Diwan-i-Khas with silk friezes, damasked drapes framing the marble walls in motifs of floral designs embedded with jewels. The Peacock Throne dripping with velvets was hosting Bahadur Shah Zafar in royal attire of gold and purple. Bejewelled and crowned, he was wafting the aura of wealth and majesty.”         [Poet Emperor of the Last of the Moguls: Bahadur Shah Zafar – Farzana Moon]


The Hat of the Final Mughal Emperor: Abu Zafar Sirajuddin Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar, commonly known as Bahadur Shah II



The Majesty of Mughal Decoration, The Art and Architecture of Islamic India. George Michell. 

Made for Mughal Emperors, Royal Treasures from Hindustan. Susan Stronge. 

Art of India (1526- 1858). Vincent Arthur Smith. 

Monumental Matters, The Power, Subjectivity and Space of India’s Mughal Architecture. Santhi Kavurui-Bauer

Poet Emperor of the Last of the Moguls: Bahadur Shah Zafar – Farzana Moon



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