General view of the Pir Banna Sahib ki Masjid, Burhanpur, Nimar District
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Pir Banna Sahib ki Masjid at Burhanpur in the Nimar District of Madhya Pradesh, taken by Henry Cousens in c. 1892-94. Burhanpur is situated on the bank of the river Tapti and was founded around 1400 by Prince Nasir Khan; the first of the Faruki kings of Kandesh who would rule the city for the next 200 years. The city is surrounded by ramparts and several large gates give access to its centre. Islamic in character, Burhanpur is home to baths, tombs and a number of mosques. The two largest mosques in the city are, the Jami and Bibi Masjids however there are a number of others including the one pictured here, the Pir Banna Sahib ki Masjid. This view looks across the court towards the screen and dome of the prayer hall of the mosque which is flanked by two minarets. The building is in disuse and the court is much overgrown.