Handbook for Visitors to Delhi

Handbook for Visitors to Delhi

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... small picturesque Ohristian cemetery, where many worthy missionaries of the S. P. G. and Cambridge Missions sleep their last long sleep, among them being the Rev. James Smith of the Baptist Mission, to whom as vice-chairman for many years of the municipality, Delhi owes some of its most important recent improvements. Lastly, pass the KADAM SHARIF (Sacred Footprint) about two furlongs on the left, and end Route III at the Circular Road junction, opposite-the Garstiu Bastion, about three furlongs south of the Lahore Gate of the city. KADAM SHARII'.--A road through a densely crowded graveyard, leads through a big gateway of a fortified enclosure to another gateway, beyond whicha small gateway on the east opens into the shrine proper, built irregularly of stone and masonry, of which only five out of seven doors and gateways are now open. It is 78 feet by 63 feet, stands on a platform 5% feet high, is surmounted by a masonry dome at each corner, and consists of a central court enclosed by cloisters, somewhat in the style of the Kalan Masjid. East of the central court is a Mqqlis Khdna (Place of Assembly), and west of it inacompartment with a timbered roof, is the tomb of Fateh Khan, son of Firoz Shah, consisting of a canopied flat marble monument, 9 feet by 4); feet by l foot high, enclosed by a marble wall of lattice work 2feet high; and on it stands a shallow mrrble tank SQ feet by 25 feet, full of water, immersed in which is a slab of clay bearing a large footprint, said to be that of the Prophet Muhammad. The constant immersion of the clay slab in water, keeps it from cracking, and falling to pieces. West of the Prince's tombisthat of his usuid (tutor) Makhdfim Jahana, who is said to have brought the impression of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848942
  • 9781236848949