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Pre-Mughal: Jami Masjid, Erected in 1423

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Title: Pre-Mughal: Jami Masjid, Erected in 1423
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Provincial Sultanates-- Gujarat-- Ahmedabad;architecture
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This mosque is unique in India on account of the design of the interior and the façade. The latter has three bays, the centre one being framed by two towers which are similar to those which decorate the pillars of the tin Darwaza. The three bays give on to a vast rectangular courtyard of 250 feet by 215 feet with, in its centre, a tank. The mosque itself is three storeys high in the centre, two in the wings and one in the side galleries. It has almost three hundred pillars, spaced at intervals of less than seven feet, which support the domes of the roof. Although its inspiration is Muslim, this arrangement, as well as the decoration, is purely Hindu.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-2044


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