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The Enclosure containing imperial tombs at the qutb sahib shrine

June 30, 1815
Architectural and Building
Akbar Shah II 1806–1837

The Enclosure containing imperial tombs at the qutb sahib shrine



Fig. 54: THE ENCLOSURE CONTAINING IMPERIAL TOMBS AT THE QUTB SAHIB SHRINE, by Sita Ram, 1815. The drawing shows the marble enclosure containing imperial Mughal tombs and beyond it the Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) built by Bahadur Shah I (1707-12) around 1709, at the dargah of Qutb Sahib at Mehrauli. Qutb Sahib’s fame and sanctity (see figs 43 and 53) attracted many of the Mughal emperors and nobility to be buried near him, including Bahadur Shah I, Shah Alam II, and Akbar II, while a grave was also prepared for Bahadur Shah II, who still lies in exile in Rangoon. Watercolour, 36 x 50.7 cm. British Library, London, Add.Or.4811.

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Very good information.


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