Sep 8, 2010

Musjid at Burhanpur - 1865

Photograph of a tomb at Burhanpur from the Allardyce Collection: Album of views and portraits in Berar and Hyderabad, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. Burhanpur is sitauted on the bank of the river Tapti and was founded around 1400 by the Prince Nasir Khan; the first of the Faruki kings of Kandesh who would rule the city for the next 200 years. The city is surrounded by ramparts and several large gates give access to its centre. There are two great mosques within the city walls, the Jami and Bibi Masjid and several Muhammadan tombs.

Source: British Library Website