Jali is a "pierced carved stone screen."1 "Strategically placed sandstone and marble screens illuminate the tomb's rooms and control access to various parts of Humayun's Tomb."2
Jali screens can be found in railings on the West Gate, the South Gate, the tomb's plinth terrace. the tomb's balconies, and on the tomb's roof pavilions. Jali screen openings can be found on the West Gate, the South Gate, the Barber's Tomb, Humayun's Tomb's plinth, and Humayun's Tomb's facades.
1. Catherine B. Asher, Architecture of Mughal India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), xxvii.
2. Glenn Lowry, "Humayun's Tomb: Form, Function, and Meaning in Early Mughal Architecture," Muqarnas 4, (1987): 135.
Abbas, Masooma. "Ornamental Jalis of the Mughals and their Precursors." International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 6, no. 3 (2016): 135-47.
Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Initiative. "Conservation Work: Jaalis (Lattice screens)." YouTube video, 6:04.