Entrance to Malik Sarang's Mosque (Queen's Mosque), Sarangpur, Ahmadabad, from the south-east
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the entrance to the Malik Sarang Mosque or Queen's Mosque at Sarangpur, Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by order of Major Cole, by an Army sergeant in c. 1881, from the Archaeological Survey of India. Situated by the Sarangpur Gate, this mosque was built in c.1530 by Malik Quivam ul Mulk Sarang, the governor of Ahmadabad in the 1520s and a nobleman at the court of Sultan Muzaffar Shah (r.1511-26). The mosque has five large domes and a series of arched entrances along the facade. The larger central arch is flanked by two robust minarets, now truncated at roof level. The bases of the minarets are covered in elaborate carving in the niches and across a series of horizontal bands.