DAULATABAD (c.1300's on)

Section10, top margin C, left margin b, just northwest of Aurangabad
The hilltop fortress of Daulatabad (formerly Devgiri) looms so large above the plain-- how could any artist resist?
A few early photos of the citadel, which for the Delhi Sultanate became the key to the Deccan; the Sultanate investment in Daulatabad also gave a decisive impetus to the early literary development of Urdu
The Jama Masjid, at the foot of the hill
Another Delhi Sultanate victory tower: the remarkable Chand Minar (c.1294)
The fortress itself is suitably formidable
Some modern photos of the area

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