Sikh-Period Architectural Ornament in Punjab: A Synthesis of Tradition & Innovation – Nadhra Shahbaz Khan

Spring 2023 Abstract Architecture commissioned by the Lahore Darbār during the first half of the nineteenth centuryis generally dismissed as imitative and derivative of earlier practices by colonial and laterhistorians. This article introduces three salient features of Sikh-period architectural ornament:repoussé work, carved-brickwork and ornamental brackets, that highlight the aesthetic culturethey were produced and received in, … Read more