A small village in coastal Kutch has the first verifiable piece of Muslim architecture in India that predates the iconic Qutab Minar in Delhi, a Japanese architectural historian said on Friday [April 26th, 2013]. According to the Arabic inscription at Ibrahim dargah in Bhadreshwar, east of Mundra, the structure was constructed in 1159 AD and predates Delhi’s Qutab Minar by 34 years, said Professor Fukami Naoko of Tokyo’s Waseda University, speaking at a lecture organised by the Transindus Foundation.

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