Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq's Tomb
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In India, the most beautiful structures hold the dead
So far, in the 3 months I've lived here, I've seen more tombs than I have seen at any other time, or in any other place in all of my life. And I'm pretty old. India buries their revered in style and honor. This tomb holds Ghiyasuddin Tuglaq, who died in 1325. He is joined by his wife, Makh Dumai Jahan and his second son Mahmud Khan, who died with him. The story of their death would take far more space than this box allows, but look it up. It's the stuff of soldiers and intrigue and dynasties and treachery. Print it out and bring it with you, and when you enter the tomb, read it aloud. It brings it all to life. The tomb is across the street from Tughlaqabad Fort. It makes for a richer experience to do both at the same time, and also justifies the slightly farther afield taxi ride.
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