Central portion of the façade of the Malik Sarang Mosque or Queen's Mosque, Sarangpur, Ahmadabad
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the façade of the Malik Sarang Mosque or Queen's Mosque at Sarangpur, Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India. Situated by the Sarangpur Gate, this mosque was built in c.1530 by Malik Quivam ul Mulk Sarang, a nobleman at the court of Sultan Muzaffar Shah (r.1511-26), who became governor of the city in 1521. The mosque has five large domes above a series of arched entrances along the facade. The larger central arch is flanked by two robust minarets that resemble those of the Bibi-ki-Masjid of 1454, also in Ahmadabad. Both minarets are now truncated at roof level, but the rich carving can be seen on the remaining bases.