The tombs of two aristocrats of the Delhi Sultanate in the run-down urban village of Kotla Mubarakpur in South Delhi. The nearer one is of Chhotte Khan (Small Prince) and the distant one of Bare Khan (Big Prince). Very little is know on them, except, judging from the shape of the domes and other architectural ‘fignerprints’, these buildings belong to the pre-Lodhi and possibly pre-Seyyid Era i.e., the late 14th or early 15th Century AD. One cannot help wondering; what did the builders of these fine buildings which have withstood the assaults of man and nature for five Centuries achieve, if nothing is known about the ones buried in them? It is just another evidence of human vanity or frailty? Had this money been spent to feed a few hungry or to educate a few, maybe, just maybe, the souls of these noblemen might have benefited from the blessings of those who were helped. Maybe not. Who knows?
Image published by Koshyk on 2008-06-14 15:32:20 and used under Creative Commons license.
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