Thursday Doors

This is a door set into the main gate of Purana Qila, the Bada Darwaza. This was constructed in Delhi in the early 16th Century by the Emperors Humayun and Sher Shah. I really like the way the repairs have been bodged – it reminds me of my DIY skills (or lack of).

There is evidence of previous settlements in this area going back over three thousand years.

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Thursday Doors.

By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.

8 comments

    1. Jolly olde India? Or jolly Oudh? Oudh was (mis)appropriated in the mid 19th century by the East India Company, and this may have been partly responsible for the Mutiny of 1857. This door is in Delhi.

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