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Dr Nadhra Shahbaz Khan is Associate Professor of art history at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. A specialist in the history of art and architecture of the Punjab from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century, her research covers the visual and material culture of this region during the Mughal, Sikh, and colonial periods. She is the author of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Samādhi in Lahore: A Summation of Sikh Architectural and Decorative Practices, and several articles published in peer-reviewed international journals. Khan has built a website (in collaboration with Dr Murtaza Taj), funded by FIF LUMS, that features Sikh artefacts in the Lahore Fort’s Sikh Gallery ( She has held research fellowships at SOAS, London (Charles Wallace 2010–2011), INHA Paris (2015), Princeton University (Fulbright 2014–2015), Oxford University (Barakat Trust 2014–2015) and the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard (2021-2022). She has also been the recipient of the highly competitive CAA-Getty International Program travel grants thrice: 2012, 2019 & 2021. Her association with the Aga Khan Cultural Service–Pakistan as Consultant Historian for their Lahore Fort project goes back to 2016.