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Muslim tomb in front of the one used as a mess house, Khuldabad (Rauza).

Muslim tomb in front of the one used as a mess house, Khuldabad (Rauza).

Photographer: Nepean, Henry Mack

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/26(2636)

Item number: 2636

Length: 32.7

Width: 26.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a large domed tomb at Rauza in Maharashtra, taken by Henry Mack Nepean in 1868, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. Rauza, or Khuldabad, meaning ‘Heavenly Abode’ is an old walled town renowned for its onion-domed tombs. The town is of religious significance to Muslims as the Emperor Aurangzeb (r.1658-1707) is interred here, together with his second son Azam Shah, Asaf Jah, founder of the dynasty of the same name. There are also a number of tombs belonging to other royal figures and several Muslim saints.

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