Diwan-i-Am at Fatehpur Sikri:
This is a court's Hall of Public Audience, where the ruler can hold a mass audience. He would sit on his throne, facing the audience. His minister would assemble the petitions and handed them over to the Emperor and then he would dispense justice.
Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience): A building typology found in many Mughal cities where the ruler meets the general public. In this case,built by emperor Akbar, it is a pavilion-like multi-bayed rectangular structure fronting a large open space.
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Photo taken in Dadupura, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh 283110, India
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