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The Jami Masjid built by Tipu Sultan in the Fort at Shrirangapattana [Seringapatam].

The Jami Masjid built by Tipu Sultan in the Fort at Shrirangapattana [Seringapatam].

Photographer: Dixon, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/23(2273a)

Item number: 2273a

Length: 24

Width: 28.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Jami Masjid in Seringapatam, Karnataka from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series, taken by Henry Dixon in c. 1868. Seringapatam, a small town near Mysore, is an island fortress surrounded by the Kaveri River that was ruled by Haidar Ali (r. 1761-1782) and then by his son Tipu Sultan until his death in 1799. Built in 1787 by Tipu Sultan, the mosque has two double storied octagonal minarets crowned by domes which can be seen for miles as the surrounding countryside is quite flat. An open courtyard is located in front of the building and there is a spacious prayer hall within the mosque.

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