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The tomb of Imam Zamin (d.1538-9) and its entrance gateway with the Qutb Minar behind

The tomb of Imam Zamin (d.1538-9) and its entrance gateway with the Qutb Minar behind

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4823

Item number: 4823

Length: 41.2

Width: 52.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of Imam Zamin's tomb 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.

An idealised view of the tomb of Imam Zamin (d.1538-9) and its entrance gateway with the Qutb Minar behind. The sufi saint Imam Muhammad Ali was also known as Imam Zamin. He was a resident of Turkestan and came to India in about 1500 during the reign of Sikandar Lodhi (r.1489-1517). He built his own tomb in the Quwwat ul Islam complex aand was buried in it in 1538. Inscribed below: 'Tomb of the Emperor Cutub;' and in 'kaithi': 'imam jamin.'

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