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Sufter Jung's Tomb, Delhi.

Sufter Jung's Tomb, Delhi.

Photographer: Murray, John

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 52/(21)

Item number: 5221

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Safdar Jang's tomb in Delhi from 'Murray Collection: Views in Delhi, Cawnpore, Allahabad and Benares' taken by Dr. John Murray in 1858 after the Uprising of 1857. Nawab Safdar Jang (r.1739-53) was the governor of Awadh during the period of Mughal Emperor Ahmad Shah (r. 1748-54). Safdar Jang's body was moved to Delhi where his son Nawab Shuja ud-Daula (r.1753-75) built a tomb in 1753-54 based on the model of Humayun's tomb. The basic architectural style included a square plan tomb centered in a char bagh garden complex.

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