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India’s iconic minaret Qutub Minar has become mired in a dispute due to the controversial demand of rebuilding 27 Hindu temples in the complex surrounding it, as these were allegedly destroyed to make way for Islamic monuments. Considered the world’s tallest brick minaret at 72.5 meters, Qutub Minar is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Indian capital.
Source: Religious dispute threatens India’s iconic monument Qutub Minar – La Prensa Latina Media
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Located at the entrance of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)-protected complex, is locally known as Mughal Mosque.
Source: Delhi HC declines urgent listing of plea against ‘bar’ on namaz at mosque in Qutub complex
In the twelfth edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, Paromita Shastri looks at the Qutub complex, which presents an amalgamation of several architectural styles in India-Persian, Arabic and Indian-that later came to be known as Indo-Saracenic. The famed Qutub Minar itself has braved natural calamities and disastrous preservation efforts to continue as one of India’s most identifiable monuments.
Source: Know Your Monument: The resilience of Qutub Minar
With so much cultural heritage tied to one monument, it would be a shame to visit and not appreciate the story or history behind it. Rudy has got you covered.
Source: Qutub Minar: Understanding the History and Architecture Before You Go
Catch a glimpse of the 12th-century Delhi Sultanate masterclass at this historic Qutub Minar. From the Iron Pillar of Delhi to Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, see the Qutub complex in all its entirety.
Source: Qutub Minar: A Peak Into The Delhi Sultanate
This complete guide to Delhi’s Qutub Minar reveals the mysteries surrounding it, how to visit it, and what else to do nearby.
Source: Delhi’s Qutub Minar: The Complete Guide
India – Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
In ‘Delhi’s Qutb Complex’, Catherine B. Asher goes beyond Mehrauli and Delhi to look at the afterlife of the iconic tower that is the Qutb Minar.