Mosque built by the Asuf Jah I at Ajanta
Photographer: Dayal, Deen
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Mosque built by the Asuf Jah I at Ajanta, from the Curzon Collection: 'Caves of Ajunta in HH the Nizam's Dominions', taken by Deen Dayal in 1895. The old town of Ajanta is situated 8 km from to the south of the famous Buddhist cave temples excavated into the sides of a rocky horseshoe-shaped gorge around 200 BC and later in the 5th century AD. The town is surrounded by a strong fortified wall and moat built by the Nizam in 1727. This view shows the arched facade of a mosque with a bulbous dome.