Aug 7, 2010

Kootub Shah's Mosque, Ahmedabad - 1880

Source: British Library
Photographer: Charles Lickfold

Photograph of the mosque of Qutub Shah at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by Charles Lickfold in the 1880s, part of the Bellew Collection of Architectural Views.
The architecture of Ahmadabad reveals a fine synthesis of Hindu and Muslim elements. Qutub Shah (ruled 1451-1459) was the fifth ruler of the Ahmad Shah Dynasty. Despite its name, this mosque was founded in the reign of his father Muhammad Shah.