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Pre-Mughal: Qutb Minar

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Title: Pre-Mughal: Qutb Minar
Author(s): Grousset, Rene
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Delhi Sultanate;architecture
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Although Muslim in theme (a diminishing minaret) it is the work of Hindu architects who have not forgotten the Gupta columns & medieval sikharas. Above all its decoration (e.g. stone lacework) is evocative of North Hindu ornamentation, particularly Jaina decoration for which the Turco-Afghan conquerors seem to have had a special predilection. -- 73 metres high, 5 stages divided by 4 circular balconies.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1983


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