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Porch of Ladies' Gallery at the north end of Ahmad Shah's Mosque, Ahmadabad

Photograph of the porch on the north end of Ahmad
Shah's Mosque at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken in c. 1881, from the
Archaeological Survey of India. Ahmad Shah (r.1411-42) founded the
capital city Ahmadabad in 1411. His mosque in the citadel was begun
soon after the foundation of the city was laid; an inscription in
Arabic over the central mihrab records that the mosque was built by
Ahmad Shah in 1…