The Sas Hazari shrine of Makhdum Shah Jalal Tabrizi
Artist: Sita Ram (fl. c.1810-1822)
Watercolour of a shrine near Malda from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Malda to Gunga Pursaad Vol. II' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1817-21. 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 expedition to Bengal in 1817 and his convalescent tour in the Rajmahal Hills in the winter of 1820-21.
View of the 'Sas Hazari' shrine of Shaikh Makhdum Shah Jalal Tabrizi near Malda showing two arcaded buildings with small minarets giving on to a courtyard which contains various ruined structures. Shaik Jalal (1308-1384) was a celebrated saint who founded the sect of Malang and Jalalia Fakirs in India. Inscribed below: 'Tomb of Peer wallee a Musselmaun Priest near Malda.'