Today when we see Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki or Qutub Saheb ‘s dargah we don’t realise that the dome here was made in 1940’s. Before that there was an open to air earthen grave.
You can read the story in my book #WhereStonesSpeak as told to Mr by Asif Khan Dehlvi
The second is a painting from British Library where the dome is missing. The small tomb seen is of some one else and is still there. But the main tomb from photo 1 of the s a int is missing.
“Watercolour of tomb of Qutb-Sahib at Mahrauli from ‘Views by Seeta Ram from Delhi to Tughlikabad Vol. VII’ produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-General of Bengal and the Commander-in-Chief (r.1813-23), was accompanied by artist Sita Ram (flourished c.1810-22) to illustrate his journey from Calcutta to Delhi between 1814-15.
Idealised view of the tomb of Qutb-Sahib at Mahrauli, in a courtyard with tombs and a large spreading tree. Mahrauli, a village near Delhi, is the site of dargah (shrine) of Qutb-Sahib (d.1235) and the location of several tombs of the Kings of Delhi including Muhammad Akbar II (d.1837), Shah Alam II (d.1806), and Bahadur Shah I (d.1712). Inscribed below:’ Tombs at Delhi.'”