List of Publications of Ebba Koch


1988. Shah Jahan and Orpheus: The Pietre Dure Decoration and the Programme of the Throne  in the Hall of Public Audiences at the Red Fort of Delhi. Graz: Akademische Druck- und Verlaganstalt.

1991. Mughal Architecture: An Outline of Its History and Development (1526- 1858). Munich: Prestel. 2nd Indian edition, Oxford University Press, 2002 Pirated Persian translation by Hossein Soltanzadeh, with the title  Indian Architecture in the `Gorkan’ Era, Tehran, 1373/1994-95. Second  edition, Oxford University Press, New Delhi 2002

1997. King of the World: The Padshahnama: An Imperial Mughal Manuscript from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle. With Milo Cleveland Beach and Wheeler Thackston. London: Azimuth Editions and Washington D.C.: Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

1998. Dara Shikoh Shooting Nilgai: Hunt and Landscape in Mughal Painting. Freer Occasional Paper, New Series 1. Washington D. C.: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

2001. Mughal Art and Imperial Ideology: Collected Studies. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

2006. The Complete Taj Mahal and the Riverfront Gardens of Agra , London: Thames and Hudson.


Articles  in Festschrifts, Proceedings of Symposiums, and Chapters in Books:

1983. "Jahangir and  the  Angels: Recently  Discovered  Wall-Paintings  under European Influence in the Fort of Lahore". In  India and the West: Proceedings of a Seminar Dedicated to the  Memory of Hermann Goetz, ed. J. Deppert. New Delhi: Manohar Publications, pp. 173-195.

1986. "Notes  on the Painted and Sculptured Decoration of Nur Jahan's Pavilions in the Ram Bagh (Bagh-i Nur Afshan) at Agra". In Facets of Indian Art: A Symposium Held at the Victoria and Albert Museum on 26, 27, 28 April and 1 May 1982, ed. R. Skelton, A. Topsfield, S. Strong and R. Crill and G. Parlett. London, pp. 51-65.

1987. "The Architectural  Forms". In Fatehpur-Sikri: Selected Papers from the International Symposium on Fatehpur-Sikri Held on October 17-19, 1985, at  Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts and  Sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic  Architecture at Harvard University and the  Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the  Department of Fine Arts at Harvard University, ed.  M. Brand and G. D. Lowry. Bombay: Marg Publications, pp. 121-148.

1987. "Pietre Dure and Other Artistic Affinities between the Court of the Mughals and That of the Medici". In A Mirror of Princes, ed. Dalu Jones. Bombay: Marg Publications, pp. 29-56. Italian trans. Lo specchio del principe. Mecenatismi paralleli: Medici e Moghul (Rom: Edizioni dell' Elefante, 1991), pp. 16-36.

1988.  "The  Influence of  Gujarat  on  Mughal  Architecture". In Ahmadabad, ed. George Michell and Snehal Shah, Bombay: Marg Publications, pp. 168-185.

1993.  "The Delhi of the Mughals prior to Shahjahanabad as Reflected  in the  Patterns of Imperial Visits." In Art and Culture: Felicitation Volume in Honour of Professor S. Nurul Hasan, ed.  A. J. Qaisar und. S.P. Verma. Jaipur: Publication Scheme, pp. 3-20.

1996.  "The Char Bagh Conquers the Citadel: An Outline of the Development of the Mughal Palace Garden." In The Mughal Garden: Interpretation, Conservation and Implications. eds. M. Hussain, Abdul Rehman and J. L. Wescoat Jr. Based on a collaborative study sponsored by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Archaeology, Government of Pakistan, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, pp. 55-60.

1997.  "Reflections on Mughal Buildings in the Punjab in the Context of an Austrian Project on Islamic Architecture of the Indian Subcontinent". In Austrian Scholarship in Pakistan: A Symposium Dedicated to the Memory of Aloys Sprenger. Islamabad: Austrian Embassy, 1997, pp. 97-143.

1997. "The Mughal Waterfront Garden". In Gardens in the Time of the Great Muslim Empires: Theory and Design, ed. A. Petruccioli. Studies in Islamic Art and Architecture, Supplements to Muqarnas. Leiden: Brill, pp. 140-60.

1999. "The Just Hunter. Renaissance Calendar Illustrations and the Representation  of the Mughal Hunt". In Islam and the Italian Renaissance, papers of a colloquium held at the Warburg Institute and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 15-16 March 1996, London: The Warburg Institute, ed. Charles Burnett  and Anna Contadini, pp. 167-183 .

2000. “Niederländischer Naturalismus in der Malerei der Großmoghuln”, in der Sektion “Begegnung Ost-West: Wege zwischen Asien und Europa”, 10. Österreichischer Kunsthistorkertag: Das Fach Kunstgeschichte und keine Grenzen?”, Innsbruck,  30.September - 3.Oktober 1999. , Kunsthistoriker, 15 (1999/ 20000, S.  51-64..

2000. “The  Reconstruction of the Taj Mahal  (Taj Ganj) and the Gardens of Agra”,  in Taj Mahal Cultural Heritage District: Development Plan, Cooperative Project  by Department of Landscape Architecture,  College of Fine and Applied Arts University  of Illinois at Urbana   Champaign, USA, Directorate of Tourism, Uttar Pradesh, India.

2002. "Taj Mahal“, in  Seventy Wonders of Our Modern World (London: Thames and Hudson), pp. 57-61.

2002. "The Intellectual and Artistic Climate at Akbar’s Court,“ The Adventures of Hamza: Painting and Storytelling in Mughal India,  ed. John Seyller  (London: Azimuth Editions and Washington DC Smithsonian Institution, 2002), pp. 18-31.

2003   "Mission Statement", in Taj Mahal, Agra, Site Management Plan, prepared by the Taj Mahal Conservation Collaborative  on Behalf of the Indian Hotels Company LTD, for the Archaeological Survey of India,  compiled by A. Lopez

2004. "The `Moghuleries’ of the Millionenzimmer, Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna", in Arts of Mughal India: Studies in Honour of  Robert Skelton, London: Victoria &Albert Museum and Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing Pvt Ltd, 2004), pp.  152-67.

2006. "Kunst als Sprache des Islam? Kalligraphie, Ornament, Malerei, Kunsthandwerk und Architektur", in: Die Welt des Orients: Kunst und Kultur des Islam, Ausstellungskatalog (Leoben: Kunsthalle Leoben, 2006), pp. 15-25.

2006. "The Madrasa of Ghaziu'd-Din Khan at Delhi", in: The Delhi College, ed. Margrit Pernau (New Delhi: Oxfrod University Press, 2006), pp. 35-58.


Articles in Periodicals:

1975/76. "Das barocke Reitermonument in Österreich". Mitteilungen der österreichischen Galerie, 63/64: 32-80.

1982. "The Influence of the Jesuit Mission on Symbolic Representations of the Mughal Emperors". Islam in India:Studies and Commentaries, ed. Ch. W. Troll, 1: 14-29.

1982. "The Baluster Column - a European  Motif in  Mughal Architecture and its Meaning". Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 45: 251-262.

1982. "The Lost Colonnade of Shah Jahan's Bath in the Red Fort of Agra".  The Burlington Magazine, 124: 331-339. Reprint in the India magazine, 3, April 1983: 8-17.

1986. "The Zahara Bagh (Bagh-i Jahanara) at Agra". In The Garden as a City- the City as a Garden, Environmental Design, 2: 30-37.

1991. "The Copies of the Qutb Minar". In Iran, 29: 95-108. Republished in a revised version in Proceedings of the International Colloquium on Cultural Interaction in South Asia in Historical Perspective, sponsored by Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Institute of Historical Research, ed.  S. A. I. Tirmizi, New Delhi, 1993: 30-41.

1991.   "Shah Jahan's Visits to Delhi prior to 1648: New Evidence of Ritual  Movement in  Urban Mughal India.” In Mughal Architecture: Pomp and Ceremonies, Environmental Design 1-2:18-29.

1994.. "Diwan-i `Amm and Chihil Sutun: The Audience Halls of Shah Jahan".  Muqarnas, 11: 143-157.

1997. "Mughal Palace Gardens from Babur to Shah Jahan (1526-1648)". Muqarnas 14: 143-65.

2000. “Netherlandish Naturalism in Imperial Mughal Painting”.  Apollo  152, November: 29-37.

2001. “The  Reconstruction of the Taj Mahal  (Taj Ganj) and the Gardens of Agra”, LA: Journal of Landscape Architecture,  vol. 2, issue 1, pp. 19-20

2005 "Taj Mahal: Architecture, Symbolism and Urban Significance," in  Muqarnas (Journal of the Aga Khan Program at  Harvard) 22 (2005): 128-49.


Encyclopedic Entries:

1993. "Mughals. Architecture". In Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd ed.

1993. "Muthamman." In Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd ed.

1997. "Sarkhedj."  Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd ed.

1997.”Srinagar.” Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd ed.

2000. "Tadj Mahall." Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd ed.

2001. "Taj Mahal“ in Encyclopaedia of Garden  and Landscape History, (Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers),  3 vols, vol. 3, pp. 1287-91.



1989. "Hisar-i Firuza: Sultanate and Early Mughal Architecture in the District of Hisar, India", by M. and N. H. Shokoohy (London, 1988) in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society: 362-364.

1994.  "Architecture of Mughal India" by  Catherine B. Asher (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992) in Journal of the American Oriental Society.  114.3: 521-22.

1996. "Mughal Painters and Their Work" by  Som Prakash Verma (Oxford University Press, 1994) in Journal of the American Oriental Society, 116.3: 580-81.

2000. “Architecture and Art of the Deccan Sultanates”, by George Michell and Mark Zebrowski, The New Cambridge History of India I:7 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999)  on the Internet in CAA.Reviews

2002. “Felt Tents and Pavilions: The Nomadic Tradition and its Interaction with Princely Tentage” by Peter A. Andrews (London: Melisende  in association with the University of Cologne, 1999) in The Indian Economic and Social History Review  39  No. 4 (2002)

2003. "Water Architecture in South Asia: A Study of Types, Developments and Meanings," by Julia A. B. Hegewald, Studies in Asian Art and Archaeology, no. 24 (Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, 2002) in The Journal of Asian Studies (2004), pp. 229-30.

Newspaper Articles

1993."Wo blieb die islamische Kunst?", Die Presse, Donnerstag 24. Juni

2001. "Die Toleranz des Islam", Die Presse, Donnerstag 25 October


Manuscripts in Press:

"Mughal Agra as a Riverfront City" in  The City in the Islamic World, eds. R. Holod, A. Petruccioli, A. Raymond and S. Kh. Al-Jayyusi

`My Garden is Hindustan:  The  Mughal Padshah's  Realization of a Political  Metaphor'  in Research Tools and Perspectives on the Middle East Garden Tradition from the Himalayas to the Atlantic, ed. Michel Conan (Washington: Dumbarton  Oaks, 2007)


Manuscripts in work:

Taj Mahal: Architecture, Symbolism and Urban Significance, Benjamin Zucker Lecture 2003, Victoria&Albert Museum, London

"Taj Mahal: Architektur, Symbolismus und städtebauliche Bedeutung",  Indo-asiatische Zeitschrift

"The Architecture of the Madrasa  of Ghazi-ud-Din Khan at  Shahjahanabad/Delhi" in  Delhi College, ed. M. Pernau

Palace and Garden of Shah Jahan


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