Art historian from Vienna, Ebba Koch - an international expert for Mogul art and architecture - dedicated a thirty years long research to the city of Agra at the time of Shah Jahan. Of fifty grand buildings and gardens, quoted in contemporary chronicles, only 34 survive to this day, and many of these are in ruins. A detailed monograph is under way, in which she will describe Shah Jahan’s vanished architectural heritage in detail.
Such a long research effort has been at least in part been financed by the österreichische Forschungsförderung.
(via Doris Griesser, DER STANDARD, 14./15.8.2012)