Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Delhi Darshan : Sultangarhi

SultanGarhi : tomb of Balban’s son.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_Ghari

The entrance of SultanGarhi
The entrance of SultanGarhi
say cheese
say cheese
calligraphy at the entrance
calligraphy at the entrance
The walls surrounding of Sultangarhi tomb
The walls surrounding of Sultangarhi tomb
The walls seen on a cloudy morning
The walls seen on a cloudy morning
the walls at the back of the tomb
the walls at the back of the tomb
The ruins of houses near the tomb
The ruins of houses near the tomb
The walls of the tomb
The walls of the tomb
Years of history
Years of history
and a few minutes of selfish carelessness
and a few minutes of selfish carelessness

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Calligraphy on the gate
Calligraphy on the gate
The octagonal tomb of Balban's son
The octagonal tomb of Balban’s son
Father Time
Father Time
The mosque
The mosque
Mehrab of the mosque
Mehrab of the mosque
ceiling of the mosque
ceiling of the mosque
houses near it
houses near it
Cenotaph of one of the son's of Iltumish - next to the Sultan Ghari littered by some ignoble souls
Cenotaph of one of the son’s of Iltumish – next to the Sultan Ghari
littered by some ignoble souls

The fact that these tweet was Rted many times reaffirms my faith in our country’s plurality

A lovely day with Vikramjit S.RoopRai and Nadeem Ahmed

and a picture of the tombs by Nadeem

http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/apac/addorimss/t/zoomify55436.html
from the diary of Metcalfe, Sir Thomas Theophilus (1795-1853)
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/apac/addorimss/t/019addor0005475u00080vrb.html

Country’s first tomb is victim of ASI’s neglect
By Pankaj Tyagi
http://www.milligazette.com/Archives/2004/16-31Mar04-Print-Edition/1603200404.htm