image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0
image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0

Atala mosque at Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh.

Date

15 September 1786

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Coloured etching by William Hodges, 1786.
There is another, later, view of the Atala mosque by Thomas and William Daniell, published in their series Oriental scenery, III, with the lettering "A Mosque at Juanpore". See Archer op. cit. where she makes an extensive comparison between the two views Jaunpur was the capital of an independent Muslim kingdom until the Mughal emperor Akbar captured it in 1559. The Atala mosque, completed in 1408, was built on the site of an old Hindu temple dedicated to Atala Devi Early views in India, Mildred Archer, London 1980, p. 99

Inscription: A view of a musjd, i.e. tomb at Jionpoor ; drawn on the spot & engraved by W. Hodges

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Atala Mosque, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

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