India Lost and Found: An Instagram project is uncovering forgotten monuments

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Photographer Amit Pasricha’s project puts the spotlight on monuments like the Alamgir mosque, built by Aurangzeb in 1669. The structure with a three-chambered facade was once accentuated by a pair of slender corner minarets that rose 50 metres above the terrace.

Photographer Amit Pasricha’s project puts the spotlight on monuments like the Alamgir mosque, built by Aurangzeb in 1669. The structure with a three-chambered facade was once accentuated by a pair of slender corner minarets that rose 50 metres above the terrace.

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SABARKANTHA, GUJARAT: This brick-and-lime stucco structure built atop boulders on the foothills of the Idar mountains features Islamic and Hindu architectural elements. It was built during the reign of the Rathods of Udaipur and probably used as a lookout point. (Amit Pasricha)

SABARKANTHA, GUJARAT: This brick-and-lime stucco structure built atop boulders on the foothills of the Idar mountains features Islamic and Hindu architectural elements. It was built during the reign of the Rathods of Udaipur and probably used as a lookout point. (Amit Pasricha)

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At this fort built by the Portuguese in 1559, steps lead to a network of cellars believed to have been used to store supplies for the soldiers camped here. There’s a monastery on the premises that was once a centre of theological study and hosted scholars from far and wide. (Amit Pasricha)

At this fort built by the Portuguese in 1559, steps lead to a network of cellars believed to have been used to store supplies for the soldiers camped here. There’s a monastery on the premises that was once a centre of theological study and hosted scholars from far and wide. (Amit Pasricha)

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MANDU, MADHYA PRADESH: Inscriptions on the walls of the Jami Masjid, planned and begun by Hoshang Shah in the 15th century but completed by Mahmud Khilji, say that it was modelled on the lines of the Great Mosque of Damascus. (Amit Pasricha)

MANDU, MADHYA PRADESH: Inscriptions on the walls of the Jami Masjid, planned and begun by Hoshang Shah in the 15th century but completed by Mahmud Khilji, say that it was modelled on the lines of the Great Mosque of Damascus. (Amit Pasricha)

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JANJGIR, CHHATTISGARH: According to local legend, the builders of the Shivrinarayan temple and the Janjgir temple (above) believed that Vishnu would be the presiding deity of the temple that was completed first. Since the Shivrinarayan temple won that contest, the Janjgir one was left incomplete. (Amit Pasricha)

JANJGIR, CHHATTISGARH: According to local legend, the builders of the Shivrinarayan temple and the Janjgir temple (above) believed that Vishnu would be the presiding deity of the temple that was completed first. Since the Shivrinarayan temple won that contest, the Janjgir one was left incomplete. (Amit Pasricha)

UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 09:29 PM IST

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