Glossary

Haveli

Haveli

A traditional mansion, palace or fort in the Indian subcontinent, characterised by the presence of courtyards and historically or culturally significant architecture. The structures were popularised by courtiers and local rulers during the Mughal Empire and is a staple of Indo-Islamic architecture. Today, it is used to denote any regional townhouse or mansion. From the Arabic word hawali, meaning “private space.”

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