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A Call Unheard...
“In a time of destruction, create something.”
The Qutub Minar comprises several superposed flanged and cylindrical shafts, separated by balconies carried on Muqarnas corbels. The minaret is made of fluted red sandstone covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Qur'an. The Qutub Minar is itself built on the ruins of the Lal Kot, the Red Citadel in the city of Dhillika, the capital of the Tomars and the Chauhans, the last Hindu rulers of Delhi. One engraving on the Qutub Minar reads, "Shri Vishwakarma prasade rachita" (Conceived with the grace of Vishwakarma.)
The Qutub Minar was used to calling people for prayer in the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque but it is so tall that one cannot hear the person standing on the top.
A film maker from India who has recently rediscovered his passion for photography.