03 City palace of Jaipur

City palace of Japuir

This picture was taken by Poorna Harjani, an undergraduate student in the Department of Social Policy. It was taken in November 2010  in Jaipur.

This is the Hawa Mahal, a part of the City Palace in Jaipur situated in the heart of the city. Made of pink sandstone which famously gives Jaipur the name of being the 'Pink City', this palace is a fusion of Rajput and Islamic Mughal architecture. The intricate lattice windows are designed so the women of the palace could hide their features whilst looking out.

The next image in this month's perspectives is Doorway.|