Alumgiri Mosque in Royal Palaces, Aurangabad.
Photographer: Dayal, Deen
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Alamgiri Mosque, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, taken by Deen Dayal in the 1880s, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of HH the Nizam's Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892'. Aurangabad, originally known as Khadke, was founded in the early 16th century by Malik Amber at a crossroads of the region's major trade routes. However, in 1637 the city was incorporated in the Mughal empire. In 1681-2 the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb (r.1658-1707) moved his court to Aurangabad and used it as the base for his military campaigns in the Deccan. After the death of Aurangzeb in 1707 the city was renamed in his honour.