India-History Speaking through Art

As part of my tour, I was taken to the Qutub Complex in Delhi which was built by Muslims in 1192 who conquered and then occupied Hindu Delhi. During this time they constructed a mosque and a tower, The Qutub Minar.

Picture by zeenews.india.com

The tower is 220 feet tall and made out of variegated and detailed layers of sandstone and marble. The garlands and lotus are characteristic of Indo-Iranian design.



I love art and art history and was thrilled to see, close at hand, the intricate carvings in stone. I am always amazed at the skill and patience of crafts people of long ago.



The site is part of history, a reminder of one of the many times India was under the rule of a group outside its borders. It will be forever an UNESCO World Heritage Site, always protected for all of us to experience and learn from.

3 thoughts on “India-History Speaking through Art

  1. Thank you for this artful tour and info Joyce. As I was reading your blog about the patience of the artist, I was just thinking that an artist may be much more patient to pursue such intricate design when warm…
    If he or she had to shovel themselves out of a snowbank and later slush, their fingers might not have been so nimbled😉
    It is the most intricate and beautiful testimony of their talent. Thank you for sharing.

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