Delhi's Qutb complex: the Minar, Mosque and Mehrauli
Marg: Vol.69, No.1 September 2017
Asher, Catherine B.
160p., full of col. illus., bib., ind., 25x31cm.
About the book:
This book presents a geographical, chronological and cultural narrative of the famous Qutb complex in Delhi and its surrounding area, Mehrauli. It examines the initial growth of this area from its founding about 1060 by the Rajput Tomars near the temple of Yogmaya, its likely takeover by the Chauhans and then its establishment as a Muslim headquarters under the Ghurids of Afghanistan and their successors, the independent Sultans of Delhi. Supported by a rich selection of photographs, the engaging text brings alive this significant piece of India's heritage and history.