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Diwan-I-Am: Hall of Public Audience

Diwan-I-Am or the Hall of Public Audience in Red Fort, New Delhi is a rectangular hall of three aisles with a façade of fine engrailed arches. At the back of the hall is an alcove where the royal throne stood under a marble canopy.

The wall behind the throne is decorated with a typical Mughal architecture work called pietra dura. Below the throne in a marble dais the prime minister of the Mughal dynasty had once been seated for receiving the complaints and petitions of the general public. Its upper storey is now occupied by the Indian War Memorial Museum.

Red Fort, one of the most magnificent palaces of the world, was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan. It stands as an elegant citadel in red sand stone.