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Emperor Humayun's Garden Tomb

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The Baradari

A baradari is,"literally '12 doors,' a pavilion, a large summer-house."1 "Baradari" is also a term used to describe a Mughal, "pillared pavilion."2

The baradari at Humayun's Garden Tomb is also called "The East Pavilion" and is located on the garden's eastern wall in line with Humayun's Tomb and the eastern fountain. This is just north of the Nila Gumbad. Before the river changed courses, the baradari was situated next to what would have been the Yamuna River.3 "The details of the sandstone columns and elaborately cusped arches indicate that this pavilion is an addition probably of the seventeenth century."4


1. C.M. Villiers Stuart, Gardens Of The Great Mughals (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1913), 285.

2. Catherine B. Asher, Architecture of Mughal India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), xxv.

3. S.A.A. Naqvi, Humayun's Tomb and Adjacent Buildings (Delhi: Government of India Press, 1947), 3.

4. ibid., 8.

Illustrations

The Baradari's Floor Plan

The Baradari's Floor Plan

The Baradari's Floor Plan and Eastern Elevation

The Baradari's Floor Plan and Eastern Elevation

The Baradari as it Would Look at Night

An Elevation Illustration of the Baradari

Additional Information

A formal bibliography is posted on the outline page.
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