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The mosque in the Shahi Qila was the first to be constructed in modern-day Jaunpur. It was built by Ibrahim Naib Barbak, brother to Feroz Shah Tughluq, in 1376 CE. It is an example of the Bengali style of Indo-Islamic architecture in that the form of the building is strongly influenced by Bengal's weather (rainfall). This meant that mosques were constructed without the usual courtyard and with narrow entrances to keep out the rain. Its dimensions are 39.40 metres in length x 6.65 metres in width, with three low domes. The pillar (lat) in front is twelve metres high and bears an inscription in Persian indicating that the "fort is a place for Hindus to read the Gita, Muslims to read the Koran, and Christians to read the Bible". The pillar also records the name of the mosque's builder and date.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-03-11
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-04-25 3:42
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