The Garden Guide


Born - Died : 1569 - c1627

The fourth Mughal Emperor of India is buried in a tomb garden at Shahdara, outside Lahore, Pakistan. His name, adpoted when he became emperor, means 'seizer of the world' but more of his life was spent seizing food, drugs and women. He had an artistic sensibility and left a readable memoir of his life. With his wife, the Persian Nur Jahan, he was an enthusiastic maker of gardens. Jahangir went to Kashmir with his father, Akbar, and later made gardens there: Achabal, Shalamar Bagh and Vernag. Nur Jahan also made a tomb garden for her father, I'timad-ud-Daula.

Gardens designed by Jahangir,