Apr 11, 2009

Khoodsia Baug [Qudsia Bagh] Musjeed, Delhi - 1858

Photograph of Qudsia Bagh Masjid in Delhi from 'Murray Collection: Views in Delhi, Cawnpore, Allahabad and Benares' taken by Dr. John Murray in 1858 after the Uprising of 1857. Qudsia Begum, aslo known as Udhman Bai, was a wife of Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah (r. 1719-48) and the mother of Emperor Ahmad Shah (r.1748-54) and was responsible for the construction of several mosques and shrines in Delhi. The Qudsia Bagh Masjid, c.1748, was built with the Qudsia garden complex which also included a residence (which has been destroyed) overlooking the Jumna river in north Delhi.