The Sunheri Masjid in Chandni Chowk was built in 1721 by Mughal nobleman Roshan-ud-Daula Zafar Khan. In 1739, Persian king Nader Shah invaded Delhi leaving the city in ruins. It is said that he arrived at Sunheri Masjid on the morning of 22 March 1739, stood on its roof, drew his sword and holding it high ordered his troops to begin the massacre of the people of Delhi.
This photograph is part of our digital exhibition, Delhi Most Iconic curated by Rana Safvi
TitleSunehri Masjid, Delhi
DimensionsH: 20 cm x W: 27 cm