Kabul, a Forgotten Mughal Capital: Gardens, City, and Court at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century

@article{Parodi2021KabulAF,
  title={Kabul, a Forgotten Mughal Capital: Gardens, City, and Court at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century},
  author={Laura E. Parodi},
  journal={Muqarnas Online},
  year={2021}
}
  • L. Parodi
  • Published 6 December 2021
  • History
  • Muqarnas Online
Kabul was the seat of Mughal power during the first half of the sixteenth century, and—it is argued here—provided inspiration for the better-known Mughal metropoles of Hindustan. Sources suggest that the topography of Kabul was already well established, along with its major landmarks, decades before Babur made it the seat of his court in 1504. Among these landmarks were three remarkable royal gardens (all Timurid foundations), which performed complementary functions. The one known today as…