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The Enclosure containing imperial tombs at the qutb sahib shrine with the adjacent Mosque

June 30, 1858
Architectural and Building
Humayun II 1857-1877




Fig. 57: THE ENCLOSURE CONTAINING IMPERIAL TOMBS AT THE QUTB SAHIB SHRINE WITH THE ADJACENT MOSQUE, photograph by Robert and Harriet Tytler, 1858. The marble screen with its beautiful jalis contains imperial Mughal tombs, 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. Beyond is the Moti Masjid built by Bahadur Shah I (1707-12) around 1709, at the dargah of Qutb Sahib a Mehrauli. The viewpoint echoes that of Sita Ram in 1815 (see fig. 54). British Library, London, Photo 193/(15).

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Ismail Mazari

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