Ayan Ghosh

Ayan is Senior Visual Researcher at Sahapedia. He takes particular interest in the history of South East Asia.

The monuments in the Qutb complex in Mehrauli, pre-eminent among which is the Qutb Minar, illustrate the development of early Sultanate architecture (13th and early 14th century). Situated at a site which was earlier a centre of the Rajput Tomars and Chauhans, the complex is a UNESCO World Heritage site: though most structures are in ruins, they are nonetheless awe-inspiring and give a sense of what their grandeur would have been when intact.