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Latest update: This is the incomplete Alai Minar inside the Qutb complex, Alauddin Khalji‘s ambitious project abandoned half way due to his death. Khalji enlarged the mosque at the Qutb, and wanted to create a tower twice as large as the Qutb Minar built by his predecessors Qutubuddin Aibak and Iltutmish. This “second tower of victory” would commemorate his achievements in the Deccan. After his death, however, construction was abandoned and never taken up again by his successors.
The picture above shows the unfinished first story of the giant rubble masonry building. The plan was to cover it with dressed stone at a later stage to make it look grander than the Qutb Minar.
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