Nadhra S. Khan (Associate Professor, HSS) delivers The Annual Benjamin Zuker Lecture on Mughal Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, on November 8, 2018. The title of her lecture was “Ornate Interiors and Spectacular Exteriors: Lahore Fort and Metaphors of Kingship”.
Lahore Fort was founded by the Mughal emperor Akbar in the sixteenth century, and radically altered by his successors throughout the seventeenth century. Later additions were made by Sikh and British occupants. The carved sandstone and marble of the Fort’s structures, and the wall paintings and shimmering mirror mosaic of their interiors, all tell the fascinating story of the evolution of Pakistan’s most important Mughal architectural site.