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Benares: Alamgir Mosque

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Benares: Alamgir Mosque
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Mughal Architecture-- Central & Western India;architecture
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Aurangzeb did not spare Benares in his iconoclastic rage and in great haste built a mosque in very doubtful taste on the ruins of an old temple. Decadence is complete. A wall of the old temple of which Aurangzeb made use to erect his mosque can be seen in this photograph.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-2676


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