The resting place of Aurangzeb Alamgir in Khuldabad, Maharashtra, India

Audrey Truschke writes:

“Aurangzeb exited this world more than 300 years ago, in the winter of 1707. He was buried in a simple, open-air grave in Khuldabad, Maharashtra. In contrast to Humayun’s imposing tomb of red sandstone in Delhi, or Shah Jahan’s lavish resting place at the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra, Aurangzeb’s grave made no demand that he be remembered. In accordance with Aurangzeb’s wishes, the tomb was plain and unmarked, located within a Sufi shrine. Over the centuries, marble floors were added, as well as a marble railing and an identifying plaque.”

The resting place of Aurangzeb Alamgir in Khuldabad, Maharashtra, India | Wikimedia
Aurangzeb’s Tomb, with marble jaali (latticed screen) around it | Photo: Wikimedia

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