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Ahmadabad: Mosque at Madressa of Hidayat Bakhsh

Ahmadabad: Mosque at Madressa of Hidayat Bakhsh

Surveyor: Burgess, James (1832-1916)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: WD 2223

Item number: f.21

Genre: Drawing

Plan of Hidayat Baksh Madrasa Mosque at Ahmadabad in Gujarat. "The Ahmadabad Qazi's mosque is a very small stone building of the beginning of the eighteenth century. It has an inscription giving the date. The Hidayat Bakhsh Mosque was built about A.D. 1699 by Muhammad Akram-ad-din, stled Shaikh-al-Islam Khan, the Sadr-subhah of Ahmadabad, who built the madrasa and masjid at an expenditure of 1,24,000 rupees and whose marble tomb stands in the court. The mosque...is built of stone and brick...with five bays in length having lofty Saracenic arches in the façade. The roof has three domes of the usual form over the central aisle, whilst the other squares have coved roofs...The mosque stands in a large court surrounded by arched rooms intended for the residence of the madrasa students - but they are now much dilapidated and are occupied by Marwadi dyers, who ply their occupation in the court."

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