Alai Minar,Delhi,(Tuhin) 4/2010

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Comments (15)

F. Zaman on July 5, 2010

The incomplete Alai Minar: Alauddin Khilji started building the Alai Minar, after he had doubled the size of Quwwat ul-Islam mosque. He conceived this tower to be two times higher than Qutb Minar in proportion with the enlarged mosque. The construction was however abandoned, just after the completion of the 24.5 meter high first storey core; soon after death of Ala-ud-din in 1316 AD, and never taken up by his successors of Khilji dynasty. The first story of the Alai Minar, a giant rubble masonry core, still stands today, which was evidently intended to be covered with dressed stone later on. Noted Sufi poet and saint of his times, Amir Khusro in his work, Tarikh-i-Alai, mentions Aladdin's intentions to extend the mosque and also constructing another minar.

Holger Bauer on July 5, 2010

Hi F.Zaman, an impressive work!! LIKE:)) Thanks a lot my friend :))

Best wishes from Germany sent your way. Cheers pivatana

Rafl on July 5, 2010

ILIKE!!! news serie photo fantastic dear Zaman,


乾龍 on July 6, 2010

Very good photo

I like it

From Taiwan best wishes 乾龍

H. Lotfi-Azad on July 8, 2010

Wonderful structure!

I LIKE it (4)!

All the bests, Lotfi (^_^)

mr scottyow on July 10, 2010

wonderful story & building...or it will another wonders from India. like it. greetings, scott

F. Zaman on July 10, 2010

pivatana, thank you dear

وليد محمد on July 18, 2010

v e r y

photo I like it

F. Zaman on July 19, 2010

❷●❹الـبـ ع ـد الثالث, 19 ,thank you for Like

BOGDAN de Varsovie on March 22, 2013

Fascinating place. Very nice photo.

LIKE 10.

Best regards.


F. Zaman on April 4, 2013

Bogdan,thank you

travelerosmx on March 25, 2014

Wow Interesante!
L + F + FF
Tu galería es muy bonita
te agregué como fotografo favorito!
Saludos desde México!

F. Zaman on March 26, 2014

travelerosmx,thank you

ALENDE DEVASIA on August 18, 2014

Beautiful shot. LIKE. Greetings. Alende

F. Zaman on August 18, 2014


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Photo taken in Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 5, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 80 IS
    • Taken on 2010/04/13 06:01:27
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 6.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash