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Hindu columns in the colonnade of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque at the Qutb, Delhi. 1003883

Photograph of the pillars in the Quwwat-ul-Islam
Mosque in Delhi 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 Dynast…