Pearl Mosque in the Red Fort

The Pearl Mosque, or Moti Masjid, is a small mosque made of white marble built by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb at the Red Fort complex in Delhi.The Red Fort is a fort complex constructed by Aurangzeb’s predecessor, Shah Jahan, in Old Delhi, the capital of the Mughals. After the end of the Mughal Empire, the British used the fort as a military camp until India’s independence in 1947. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, and now serves as a popular tourist site and symbol of India’s sovereignty.This picture was taken by a British policeman during his tour in India. He was posted to Singapore during the Malayan Emergency.

Date/Period
1946-1952
Region
Delhi, India
Dimension
Image size: 5.9 x 4.6 cm
Accession No.
2001-01511-093
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Photographs and Negatives

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