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ANCIENT PICTURE OF RED FORT MORDERN PICTURE OF RED FORT

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RED FORT IS LOCATED IN NEW DELHI, INDIA .

RED FORT

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RED FORT The Red Fort is a historic fort in the city of Old Delhi in India near the banks of river YAMUNA that served as the main residence of the Mughal Emperors. The fort was constructed for the Mughal emperor SHAH JAHAN on 12 May 1638, when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. It was painted with red and white colours as these were Shah Jahan’s favourite colours. The fort was fully constructed on 6 th April 1648. Now the fort is controlled by Indian Government.

SHAH JAHAN

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The fort was made in Indo-Islamic architecture style. Originally red and white, its design is credited to architect Ustad Ahmad Lahori, who also constructed the Taj Mahal. The fort represents the peak in Mughal architecture under Shah Jahan. It was made with red sandstone.

ARCHITECTURE AND SPECIALITIES

Ustad Ahmad Lahori

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In 1739, Persian emperor Nadir Shah easily defeated the strong Mughal army of around 200,000 soldiers, plundering the Red Fort, including the Peacock Throne. Nadir Shah returned to Persia after three months, leaving a destroyed city and a weakened Mughal empire to Muhammad Shah. The internal weakness of the Mughal Empire made the Mughals only titular rulers of Delhi, and in 1752 the Marathas took controlled the Red Fort.

ATTACKS FACED BY RED FORT

Nadir Shah

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When the fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648, it was white in colour – built with lime stones. Not only did the name, but the colour of the fort was also changed to red. All of it took place at the behest of the British. The Red Fort was originally made of lime stones. It was when the white stone began chipping off, the British had to paint it with red.

AN INTRESTING FACT

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