Slave Dynasty: Qutb Complex

ISBN 13: 9781156606278

Slave Dynasty: Qutb Complex

9781156606278: Slave Dynasty: Qutb Complex

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 42. Chapters: Mehrauli, Qutb complex, Iron pillar of Delhi, Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, 27 September 2008 Delhi blast, Zafar Mahal, Iltutmish, Razia Sultana, Qutb-ud-din Aibak, Phool Walon Ki Sair, Yogmaya Temple, Hauz-i-Shamsi, Qutb Minar, Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb, Jahaz Mahal, Nasir-ud-Din Qabacha, Hijron Ka Khanqah, Adham Khan's Tomb, Mamluk Sultanate, Jamal-ud-Din Yaqut, Ghiyas ud din Balban, Chhatarpur Temple, Jamali Kamboh, Garden of Five Senses, Nattal Sahu, Nasir ud din Mahmud, Balban's tomb, Aram Shah, Muiz ud din Qaiqabad, Muiz ud din Bahram, Rukn ud din Firuz, Ala ud din Masud, Kayumars of Delhi, Qutub Festival, Saidul Ajaib, Rajon Ki Baoli, Malik Altunia, Tughral Khan. Excerpt: The Qutb complex (Hindi: , Urdu: ), also spelled Qutab or Qutub, is an array of monuments and buildings at Mehrauli in Delhi, India. After the death of the commissioner, the Minar was added upon by his successor Iltutmish (aka Altamash) and much later by Firoz Shah Tughlaq, a Tughlaq dynasty, Sultan of Delhi in 1368 AD. The complex was added to by many subsequent rulers, including Firoz Shah Tughlaq and Ala ud din Khilji as well as the British. Some constructions in the complex are the Qutb Minar, the Quwwat ul-Islam Mosque, the Alai Gate, the Alai Minar, the Iron pillar, and the tombs of Iltutmish, Alauddin Khilji and Imam Zamin; surrounded by Jain temple ruins. Today, the adjoining area spread over with a host of old monuments, including Balban's tomb, has been developed by Archeological Survey of India (ASI) as the Mehrauli Archeological Park, and INTACH has restored some 40 monuments in the Park. It is also the venue of the annual 'Qutub Festival', held in November-December, where artists, musicians and dancers perform over three days. Qutb Minar complex, with 38.95 lakh visitors, was India's most visited monument in 2006, ahead of the T...

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