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Old Mosque at Khairtabad.

Old Mosque at Khairtabad.

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Photo 430/6(21)

Item number: 21

Length: 20.1

Width: 13.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a mosque at Khairatabad, a suburb of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, taken by Deen Dayal in the 1880s, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of HH the Nizam's Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892'. Lala Deen Dayal (1844-1905) was educated as an engineer before becoming a professional photographer at the age of 30. He travelled extensively across the country carting heavy loads of equipment in bullock carts to record India's cultural heritage. In 1884 he became an official photographer to the Nizam of Hyderabad, with studios in Secunderabad and Indore.

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