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The tomb of Ghazi al-Din Khan in his Madrassah, with the mosque beyond

The tomb of Ghazi al-Din Khan in his Madrassah, with the mosque beyond

Artist: Sita Ram (fl. c.1810-1822)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4818

Item number: 4818

Length: 41.4

Width: 52.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of the tomb of Ghazi al-Din Khan 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 Ghazi al-Din [Ghazi-uddin] Khan in his Madrassa, with the mosque beyond. Ghazi-uddin Khan, who was given the title of Firoz Jang, was an important noble during the reign of Aurangzeb (r.1658-1707) and his successor Shah Alam (r.1707-12). Ghazi uddin's son was Nizam-ul-Mulk, the founder of the Nizam dynasty at Hyderabad. Ghazi-uddin died at Ahemdabad at 1710 and it is belived that his remains were brought and buried in the tomb at the Madrassa which he founded. The tomb is enclosed by marble screens carved with floral designs. Inscribed below: 'Another view of the Madrissa and Tombs within its enclosure at Delhi.'

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