The Stillness of Hurja-I-Anup Talao

AGRA, India — Inside the complex of Fatehpur Sikri sits the Turkish sultana’s house, or Hurja-I-Anup Talao, which is considered a small pavilion.

Its red sandstone walls were simply adorned, for the most part, with slight flourishes at the top or bottom of columns, archways and sills.

The archways were simultaneously bold and airy, with large, rough-hewn stone tiles and windows that directed sunlight evenly throughout the residence.

The Hurja-I-Anup Talao is just one of the buildings within the collection of buildings in Fatehpur Sikri.

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