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Hindu columns in the colonnade of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque at the Qutb, Delhi. 1003882

Photograph of the pillars in the Quwwat-ul-Islam
Mosque from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken
by W. Caney in the 1870s. The Quwwat-ul-Islam or Might of Islam
Mosque is the earliest surviving mosque in India and stands in the
Qutb Minar enclosure in Delhi. It was begun in 1193 by Qutb-ud-Din
Aibak (r.1206-1210), the first Sultan of Delhi and founder of the
Slave Dynasty and com…