Notes on the Geography of Northern India: New Delhi: Photo 20
Over the door is a poorly proportioned alfiz. (For a more elegant one, see Spain, Cordoba: the Mesquita.) It carries an inscription that from the British perspective was sternly encouraging but from the Indian perspective was intolerably smug: "Liberty will not descend to a people. A people must raise themselves to Liberty. It is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed."
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