Rani Ka Hajira or Tombs of the Queens, Ahmadabad 1688
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Rani Ka Hajira or Tombs of the Queens at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, for the Archaeological Survey of India. This tomb was built by Sultan Ahmad Shah (r.1411-1442) in c.1440, in a similar style to his tomb. It is a square enclosure with open colonnades around a raised platform. The central tomb is that of the wife of Muhammad Shah II and mother of Sultan Mahmud Begarha (r.1458-1511), Bibi Mughali This is a view of eight marble tombs resting on the platform within the enclosure.