Posted on: 13 March 2013

Tombs at Khuldabad - 1830

Pen and ink and wash drawing of tombs at Khuldabad by Francis Gresley (1807-1880), c.1830s. Inscribed on the drawing is: 'Durgah of Zurzuree Zurbuksh at Rozah'. On the reverse is a pencil drawing of a church, possibly Goa.

Khuldabad, meaning ‘Heavenly Abode’, is an old walled town in Maharashtra famous for its onion-domed tombs. The town is of religious significance to Muslims as the Emperor Aurangzeb (reigned 1658-1707) is interred here, together with other members of his dynasty, and several Muslim saints. Once an important and prosperous town, the site is considered a hallowed burial ground.

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