to legend 'Anar-Kali', 'pomegranate blossom',
was the name given to Nadira Begum, one of Emperor Akbar's favourite
dancing girls. The area outside Lohari gate was named after
her and for several decades after the annexation of the Punjab,
occupied by the British. Soon it developed into a thriving commercial
bazaar complete with the canvas awnings to keep the lanes cool
in the Lahore summer.