Sep 8, 2010

Malik Ambar's tomb - Khuldabad 1860

Photograph of a tomb in Rauza (Khuldabad) from the Allardyce Collection: Album of views and portraits in Berar and Hyderabad, taken by J. Johnston. Rauza, also known as Khuldabad, is of religious significance to Muslims as the Emperor Aurangzeb (reigned 1658-1707) is interred here, together with other members of his dynasty. In his reign, Aurangzeb enclosed the city within a high fortified wall with seven gates, which remain today. There are between 15 and 20 doomed tombs and over 1000 sepulchres in Rauza and roads are often lined with the ruins of mosques and tombs.

Photographer: J. Johnston
Source: British Library Website