Khirki Masjid – aerial photo

An interesting aerial shot of one of the sites I was talking about before – Khirki Masjid. This is a 14th c. mosque that is unusual because much of it is covered, as opposed to having a large central open courtyard. Instead, this has 4 small courtyards with wide “passages” between them. From the sky the shape is pretty interesting, you can see it as the checkered square in the lower left quarter of the photo. Continue reading

Dilli Darshan

Dilli: Delhi
Darshan: Pilgrimage, Visit

I’ve been visiting Delhi’s innumerable (literally!) historic sites and posting images from them on my flickr account. I’m just at the beginning of this “project” (which is not connected with my dissertation research directly, but is a good way to get to know the city better) and go for these visits as and when I can.

I’m using a book titled Delhi: A Hundred Years of Building by Lucy Peck. It’s pretty darned comprehensive, and I’m starting from the beginning and progressing chronologically, so have arranged the photos in the same order.

You can click here to go to my “photostream” on flickr.

Flickr allows members to arrange photos into “collections” and “sets”. I’ve made a collection titled Dilli Darshan for this project, and each site I visit is in a sub-collection under the Dilli Darshan collection. Each building at the site has it’s own set under these (sub)collections. From my photostream you can go to the Dilli Darshan collection and explore.

Click the images below to go to the sets of two mosques from the latest site I visited.

Begampur Masjid.

Khirki Masjid.