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Safdarjung's Tomb | Delhi, India | by t linn
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Safdarjung's Tomb | Delhi, India

Safdarjung's Tomb has been described as the last gasp of Mughal architecture in Delhi. It is often criticized as having a substandard design lacking proper proportions, low quality materials and poor construction. Nevertheless, it is an impressive sight when judged on its own merits rather than in comparison to the great building projects of Akbar and Shah Jahan during the height of Mughal power.

 

Safdarjung himself was not a Mughal emperor but a prime minister who ended up getting run out of Delhi shortly before his death for overreaching his authority. It was his son who, after pleading for permission from the emperor, built this mausoleum to honor his father.

 

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Taken on December 28, 2017