Salimgarh Fort: A Brutal Corner of History
The Red Fort in Delhi is one of the most iconic monuments in India, and it is from the ramparts of this glorious fort that the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation, every year, on Independence Day. And yet this colossal and grand structure, the former seat of the Mughal Empire, conceals a much smaller fort that predates it and is steeped in history.
This is Salimgarh Fort, which is now part of the Red Fort complex. Although the arched bridge connecting the two forts once spanned the Yamuna River, the bridge now overlooks a city.