Photographer's Note

Nasiruddin Muhammad Humayun was the second Mughal Emperor of India. His Tomb, a UNESCO world heritage site, is one of the most beautiful places in Delhi.

Humayun's tomb shows a very marked Persian influence, and naturally so because of the time he spent in the Persian court during his exile. Designed by a Persian architect, Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, Humayun's tomb is both a refinement of the Indo-Islamic architectural style and the first monument of its kind to be built on such a massive scale.

Inside the Grave chamber, no one present there (all tourists) uttered any word, in fear of its echo disturbing the hollowed quiet. Only the shudder of the camera clicks dared to clash with the imposing walls. Muffled conversations and gentle footsteps were heard from the neighboring halls. Some of the visitors gathered themselves in front of the white marble cenotaph and stood in reverence. Others walked around it, occasionally glancing up to look at the roof, which stared back indifferently.

A hint of the natural light shyly filtered through the window screen. An old lady in a crumpled sari stood still, like a stone statue, back turned, beside the doorway. She posed herself as an exotic human scenery for yours truly. I took this picture from outside the tomb chamber, poking the camera through the latticed window (check the Workshop).

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