Ruins Of Purana Qila Delhi, Old Print 1909

This old print is a page from the newspaper The Graphic of 1909 that shows the Ruins of Purana Qila, Delhi. Started by Humayun in 1538 and completed by Sher Shah Suri in 1545. Sher Shah Suri (Suri Dynasty) defeated Humayun and modified the fort. He completed its walls and reinforced it. The Purana Qila is believed to be located on the site of the ancient city of Indraprastha.

It represents the emergence of a Mughal style of architecture. Typical with its, grandeur, balance, and splendour. Babar, the first Mughal, conquered and dreamt of gardens. His son Humayun began to establish the first monument outposts of the Great Mughal Empire to be. The fort estate includes a large mosque, palace pavilion, a step-well, guardrooms, and a library. In 1907 the ruins of Purana Qila were a haunt for jackals, goatherders, and camel herders (shown in this picture). Click on the photo for better view.

Did You Know- Edwin Lutyens who designed the new capital of British India, New Delhi, in the 1920s, had aligned the central vista (now Rajpath), with Purana Qila.

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