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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Deogiri Fort: Photo 24

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The view from another angle. The Padshahnama sums up the fortress this way: "The Fortress of Daulatabad is the basis of the Nizamulmulk's fortune and the gubernatorial seat of that realm. In impregnability and fortification it is renowned through the world and is unique among all the bastions of Hindustan, for this mighty fortification is in reality nine fortresses situated on a splendid granite mountain of the utmost magnitude and height in the midst of a flat plain. Four of the fortresses are on top of the mountain, one above the other, and around the mountain is a wide, deep, water-filled moat carved from the granite."

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