articles by Debasish Das

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Read an excerpt from Debasish Das' book on the Red Fort, a narrative that looks beyond the monument's architecture

In Red Fort: Remembering the Magnificent Mughals writer Debasish Das presents a multi-faceted cultural history of the Mughals. The following excerpt is taken from the chapter 'The Fort as a Spatial Representation of Mughal Heirarchy' and discusses how different apartments of the Fort were synchronised to suit the Emperor's daily routine.