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The Kala Musjid near Delhi.

The Kala Musjid near Delhi.

Photographer: Shepherd and Robertson

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1862

Shelfmark: Photo 222/(33)

Item number: 22233

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Kala Masjid near Delhi from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Shepherd and Robertson in the 1862.The Kala Masjid, or Black Mosque built by Emperor Firuz Shah Tughluq in 1386 was once the principal mosque of the city of Firuzabad. Mosques and tombs are among the most notable architectural achievements of the fourteenth century and point to the growth of Islam on the subcontinent.

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