Nikhil Sanjay Shah

Nikhil Sanjay Shah is a researcher based in Surat, with a keen interest in conservation, urban issues, history, sustainable development, community participation and earth architecture.

The Ek Khamba Masjid, the One Pillar Mosque or Masjid-e-Quwaat-e-Islam, is located in the oldest settlement of Surat called Rander. This mosque, that stands entirely on one single pillar, is a visual retreat and a structural marvel perplexing both natives and visitors of Surat with its mystery and uniqueness. This image gallery provides a glimpse of the mosque and tries to capture its many architectural marvels.