Kushk e Anwar

, Hazrat-E-Dilli


This very popular painting is often said to be one of the gate of present Firuz Shah Kotla.
Even i was confused thinking it must be a representation  of a gate which was tgere once.
It was actually Kushk e Anwar near Mehdian (near present day Maulana Azad Medical College).
It stood between The Turkman and Delhi gates. Now there is no trace of it.
It was within the boundaries of the 5th city of Delhi,Firuzabad but not near or within present day Firuz Shah Kotla.
No one is sure of its purpose
Kushk means palace but it seems useless as a dwelling  place.

One Comments

  • Jamal Jafri 08 / 12 / 2014 Reply

    Looks as though it could well have been a tower to facilitate night-time lighting for the surrounding area–lit torches placed all around the upper balconies would achieve that. I have certainly seen towers with a iron framework being used for exactly the same purpose.

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