Dai Angah’s Tomb, Lahore

This photograph of the tomb of Dai Angah in Lahore was taken by H H Cole in 1884 for the Archaeological Survey of India. Wife of a magistrate in Bikaner in Rajasthan, Dai Angah was wet nurse to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1628-57). Inscriptions give the date of construction as 1671. The single-storey tomb is brick built and faced in painted plaster and tile mosaics in colourful floral and geometric motifs. Its square plan comprises a central domed chamber with eight further chambers surrounding it. There is a domed kiosk at each of the building’s four corners.

Recent picture of Dai Angah’s tomb.

Posted by:  Shiraz Hassan

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2 responses to “Dai Angah’s Tomb, Lahore

  1. Subhash Parihar

    An interesting feature of its tile decoration is that the tiles on the exterior of the dome are laid in herring-bone pattern which is quite rare.

  2. Slaam,
    Shiraz ye maqbara to public k leye band krdiya hy, but I have some recent picture of Dai Angah’s tomb.

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