Qutb Minar, New Delhi

Qutb Minar, New Delhi, India

A memorial, almost 230 feet tall,  to the implantation of Islam in India, this construction was built in stages – 1193 to 1368 CE – of red sandstone and marble at the time that the Delhi Sultanate was established.  It is surrounded by somewhat derelict buildings used by the Moslem faithful to modern times.

Left on this site is a tower of metal dating from before the erection of the Qutb Minar.  It is covered with Brahmic writing and is of unknown provenance.

The interior of the tower has been closed since 1982 following an accident involving the lives primarily of schoolchildren.

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