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Wallajah's Tomb in the Nuttur Auleah Musjid [Close view of entrance to Nathar Shah's Tomb, Tiruchchirappalli]

Wallajah's Tomb in the Nuttur Auleah Musjid [Close view of entrance to Nathar Shah's Tomb, Tiruchchirappalli]

Photographer: Tripe, Linnaeus

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 954/(9)

Item number: 9549

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Wallajah's tomb in Tiruchchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, from the 'Photographic Views of Trichinopoly' ([Madras,] 1858) collection, taken by Linnaeus Tripe in c. 1858. The city has been a major site for Hindus since the 7th century AD and was occupied successively by the Pandyas, Cholas, Vijayanagara governors and the Nawab of Arcot. The Mosque of Nathar Shah is a Muslim monument in Tiruchirapalli and contains the body of Muhammad Ali and the remains of his rival for the Nawabship of Arcot, Chanda Sahib. In the shrine there is also the tomb of the Saint Sultan Saiyad Babayya Nathar Shah.

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