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The Qutb Minar of Delhi
The Qutb Minar of Delhi

Maniam PS
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The Qutb Minar is the world s tallest free standing minaret. Who actually built this structure

Posted On : 06/14/09 8:30:37 PM

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Abhi Tripathi
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Inspired by the Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan and wishing to surpass it, Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, commenced construction of the Qutb Minar in 1193, but could only complete its base. His successor, Iltutmish, added three more stories and, in 1386, Firuz Shah Tughluq constructed the fifth and the last story.

Posted On : 06/16/09 5:26:16 AM

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Nrarly 14 and a half km away from Delhi the Qutab Minar has been standing as the speciman of the founder of the Slave Dynast Qutab-uddin Aibak s conquest of India. The Minar is 725 m high. It was situated on the relics and rocks of the fortess, once belonged to the last Hindu King Pritviraj at rai Pitthora. The minar has been fashioned after Gajni. The construction of the Minar set about under Qutab-ud=ddin in 1193 and was comleted by his son-law- Iltutmish in 1236. History says, the Minar has to to undergo reforms or renouveations after the Afghan architecture. There are altogether 367 steps in the staitcase. The little slanted Minar is five storyed. The first storey was accomplished by Qutab, while the second, third and fourth were under Iltutmish. Firoj-Shah- Kotla got the fifth storey with a dome at the top built in 1368. The dome was however, destroyed by an earthquake in 1803. The British constructed the dome anew in 1829.

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Neeraj Jadaun
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Construction started by Qutubuddin Aibak and finished by Shamsuddin Iltumish circa 1210-1220 AD.

Posted On : 03/19/10 3:53:32 AM

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