Monday, January 10, 2011


Dholka was built as the residence of the Muslim Governor of Delhi. The Masjid of Hilal Khan Qazi has a simple facade with two turets flanking the central arch. The Tanka Masjid has over 100 Hindu pillars suggesting that a purely Islamic style had not yet developed. The other mosque of Alif Khan is unlike other Gujarati mosques of the period in that its is of brick. Davies suggests that it is South Persian in design and execution, the workers migrating as a result of the coastal shipping trade.

Dholka, Lothal

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