I’ve lived in Delhi for more than twenty years now, and despite the fact that I’m very keen on history, I have to admit I’d never even heard of the Tomb of Darya Khan Lohani. A friend dragged Tarun and I along one hot Saturday morning, however- and I was shown one of the most unusual tombs in Delhi.
Most medieval tombs are covered tombs- covered, that is, with a dome or at least some form of roof. Invariably, there’s plenty of other decoration, in the way of ornately carved lattices, walls, fine doorways, arches, and the like. In later Mughal tombs like that of Humayun, the tomb is particularly impressive: it sprawls atop a plinth, in the midst of a garden, surrounded by other tombs,...Read More