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12.17 History of India: Āgrah
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For various works describing the Tāj Maḥall and other buildings at Āgrah, often with more or less historical information, see the sub-section Topography.

§ 904. Mānik C̲h̲and was one of the students of the Government College, Āgrah, who responded to the request of James Stephen Lushington, Acting Collector at Āgrah 1825–6, for a historical account of Āgrah and its buildings.

Aḥwāl i s̲h̲ahr i Akbarābād, a history of Āgrah and an account of its buildings: Rieu iii 958b (19th cent.), iii 1044a (circ. ad 1844).

§ 905. Another of the Āgrah students who responded to J.S. Lushington’s invitation was Lālah Sīl C̲h̲and.

Tafrīḥ al-ʿimārāt or Aḥwāl i ʿimārāt i Mustaqarr al-K̲h̲ilāfah, a history of Āgrah and an account of its buildings: Aumer 268, Bānkīpūr vii 648, Ethé 731, Ivanow 288 (late 19th cent.).

An abridgment (?): Ḥālāt i Akbarābād by Sīl C̲h̲and: Rieu iii 1031a (“almost complete”, but only filling foll. 21–58 of the ms.).

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“12.17 History of India: Āgrah”, in: Storey Online, Charles Ambrose Storey. Consulted online on 20 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2021

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