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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Bijapur (Vijayapura): Photo 11

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The mihrab has an inscription reading, "This gilding and ornamental work was done by order of the Sultan Muhammad Adil Shah, A.H. 1045." That's 1636. Muhammad followed Ibrahim who followed Ali. The sequence is important because between them the trio built the city's grandest buildings.

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